High water on Lake Monona has prompted Dane County officials to issue a slow, no-wake order for Squaw Bay on Lake Monona.

The order is only for the Squaw Bay portion of the lake and will take effect at sunrise on Saturday.

Squaw Bay is in the southeast corner of Lake Monona where the Yahara River heads south to Lake Waubesa.

Boats in Squaw Bay must move as slowly as possible while still maintaining steering, producing no wake.

The order was made to help residents of Belle Isle and others in Monona and Madison protect their shoreline property from high water.

Lake water levels on all four of the Yahara chain of lakes were above the targeted maximum levels on Friday.

Lake Monona was almost a foot above the maximum target at 846.13 feet with the target at 845.2 feet.

The order for Squaw Bay will be lifted once water levels recede to safe levels.

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Signs and buoys will be posted informing lake users of the slow, no-wake order for Squaw Bay.

The Dane County Land and Water Resources Department will monitor lake levels in the coming days as more thunderstorms are forecast to affect the area later on Friday and for several more days into next week.