SILVER LAKE, NY — The Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office issued a “no wake zone” for all of Silver Lake on Friday morning. It remains in effect for at least three days. Water levels rose rapidly because of the recent rains and wakes cause damage at this level to boats and land alike. Boat speed top limit is currently set at 5 mph.
In an interview with the Daily News, it was reported that Mark Emmerson, president of the Silver Lake Association, has worked to make sure the word gets out and everyone is aware of the situation. “Right now, everything seems to be going perfectly,” Emmerson said. “The communication is there.”
“When we get this kind of rain and the dam cannot let out enough water to keep the water level on the lake low because it could flood the (Village of Perry),” Emmerson said. Check with the Association website, silverlakeassociation-wny.org, and the Sheriff’s office for updates in coming days.