Higher Speeds For Applegate Lake?

Dec 3, 2013

There's frequently a bit of tension between groups of people who want to enjoy public waterways. 

Credit U.S. Army Corps of Engineers/public domain

That tension is on display over Applegate Lake in Jackson County. 

The Oregon State Marine Board proposes eliminating a 10 mph speed limit that kept all but the quietest and slowest motorboats off the lake. 

And lake users who liked the relative quiet are taking issue with the proposal.  We discuss the reasons for the proposal, and the opportunity for public comment.