Boat-Generated Wake Wave Study Released

The GLQO, among many other organizations, helped fund a study done by the University of Minnesota on the nature of wake waves as they moved away from boats and towards shore. We are sharing the results of this study here. Note that the study only defined the characteristics of such waved at various distances from boats, not the impact to people, lake wildlife, lake bottoms or shorelines; further research will be able to make use of these findings to determine these impacts.

We hope this information will be useful to area Riparians, recreational enthusiasts who use our local lakes, as well as other researchers.

Link to the Study FAQ

Link to the Study itself