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Personal watercraft restrictions remain on Arcadia Lake

Members of the Edmond City Council did not consider changing the rules for personal watercraft on Arcadia Lake on Monday because advocates failed to show up for the meeting.
by Diana Baldwin Published: April 24, 2013

Four property owners in Southlake housing addition and two members of the fish and game commission spoke Monday against the change.

“If it works, don't fix it,” said Jim Roberts, fish and game commission chairman. “I am happy they have their area.”

Dishman has said there are lakes that are the same size as Arcadia in three states that don't restrict the use of personal watercraft.

John Fitch, 7351 Bayliner Launch, disagreed. He gave the council a list of lakes that do restrict personal watercraft use.

“Google safety, noise or water pollution and try to find something good,” Fitch said. “This is 180 degrees out of step with the rest of the world. If approved, it will be hard to celebrate Earth Day in Edmond.”

by Diana Baldwin
Sr. Reporter
Diana Baldwin has been an Oklahoma journalist since 1976 and came to The Oklahoman in 1991. She covered the Oklahoma City bombing and covered the downfall of Oklahoma City police forensic chemist Joyce Gilchrist misidentifying evidence. She wrote...
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