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Staying docked

Tim Farley March 13th, 2013

Boat stall rentals at Lake Hefner may be suspended or canceled later this week because of drought conditions the area has endured.

water+flowinf+from+canton31scLake Hefner - Credit: Shannon Cornman

Annual rental notices typically are mailed by April 1 for the upcoming boat season, said Debbie Ragan, spokeswoman for Oklahoma City’s Department of Utilities. The decision to suspend or cancel the renewals will be made later this month.

A resolution adopted yesterday by Oklahoma City Council gives Marsha Slaughter, Department of Utilities director, the authority to suspend the rentals and to reinstate them at a later date if needed.

If the rentals are suspended and later reinstated, the rental fee would drop, depending on the amount of time left in the boating season. A slip rental is good from May 1, 2013, to April 30, 2014.

People who have rented boat slips in the past will be given first right of refusal on stalls they traditionally rent, Ragan said.

Lake Hefner’s water level is five feet below normal, which is 1,199 feet above sea level. Weather forecasts call for a 10 percent chance of rain Friday through Sunday.

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03.30.2013 at 03:49 Reply
04.01.2013 at 07:50

Mary Fallon plays Governor like some of us might play Sim City, by ignoring watershortages, staring at the incoming revenues, and (pretending) she can cheeta-speed past the problem.  You can ignore those needs in the game, but they do hinder development.  So it goes without saying; she's not in favor of developing our city, so let's do something the Sims can't do; vote her out.