Monday, February 16, 2009

No-wake bill expected to protect shorelines, make lakes safer

By Kevin Murphy/For the Superior Telegram, Superior Telegram

MADISON — Legislation that would restrict motor boats to no-wake speeds within 100 feet of lake shorelines would make lakes safer and healthier, State Sen. Robert Jauch, D-Poplar, told the Senate Environment Committee on Wednesday.

Under current law motor boats are limited to slow, no-wake operation within 100 feet of piers, or buoyed restricted areas. Jet skis are restricted to slow, no-wake operation within 200 feet of shoreline, but no such restriction exists for motor boats, said Jauch. [Full Story]

Source: Superior Telegram

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