Add the popular fishing destination Wolf Lake, located about 10 miles north of Yazoo City, to the list of waters impacted by the floodwaters of the Mississippi River.
Effective immediately, Wolf Lake is closed to all recreational boating activities, the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks announced Tuesday. The order will remain in effect until it is rescinded by the MDWFP.
Only those people who have land connected to Wolf’s shoreline can be on the lake in a boat, and they must adhere to no-wake zones.
As of late Monday night, the Mississippi River had reached 48.1 feet on the Vicksburg gauge, and 86.7 feet on the Steel Bayou Landside gauge. Pursuant to an order of the MDWFP, as authorized by its Commission earlier this month, effective immediately, all areas within the state inundated by Mississippi River floodwaters are declared to be “no wake zones” and any boating in the affected areas, other than people with property in affected areas, is discouraged.