No Wake Zone in Lewes-Rehoboth Canal Will Be Increased

DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police announce extension of No Wake Zone in Lewes-Rehoboth Canal 

LEWES (Oct. 26, 2018) – DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police announced today that additional No Wake signs are being installed to extend the current No Wake Zone in the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal southward to the Rehoboth Bay. The extended No Wake Zone will begin in the vicinity of Bay Vista Marina and extend to the Canal entrance jetties at Rehoboth Bay, with the No Wake Zone incrementally extended as signs are installed. All No Wake signs will to be installed by Dec. 1.      

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The No Wake Zone extension is needed to address public and navigation safety, increased boat usage and speeding, shoreline erosion, and property protection. The area has seen an increase in recreational and commercial boating traffic over the past few boating seasons, which has led to increased complaints of wake violations. Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police met with local businesses, state park officials, and the boating public in deciding to extend the No Wake Zone. 

Questions can be directed to Capt. Doug Messeck, Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police, Sussex County Office, at 302-855-1901. 

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