Good afternoon LSC.
Our Game Warden Justin Turner sent us this update about Game Warden patrols at the lake over the past 2 weeks to pass along to the lake community. He will be providing updates throughout the season, and this is his fourth update.
We thank Justin for his work, and providing these updates to the lake community!
“Patrol update from July 15th through July 30th. Game Wardens have been patrolling the lake, making a lot contacts, and issuing safety inspection stickers to many boats. During patrols Wardens continue to address wake violations.
Please remember the distance requirements and be aware of your surroundings while on the water. Here is the exact verbiage as it relates to distance requirement from Title 23 V.S.A. 3311(c). Operation of vessels:
(c) Distance requirements.
(1) An individual shall not operate any vessel, seaplane, racing shell, or rowing scull, except a sailboard or a police or emergency vessel, within 200 feet of the shoreline; an individual in the water; a canoe, rowboat, or other vessel; an anchored or moored vessel containing any individual; or anchorages or docks, except at a speed of less than five miles per hour that does not create a wake.
(2) An individual shall not operate any vessel, seaplane, racing shell, or rowing scull, except a nonmotorized canoe, a nonmotorized rowboat, or a police or emergency vessel, within 200 feet of a divers-down flag.
(3) Nothing in this subsection shall prohibit rendering assistance to another individual, picking up an individual in the water, necessary mooring or landing, or leaving shore, or operating in any other place where obstruction, other than the shoreline, would prevent abiding by this statute.
(4) An individual shall not operate a vessel, except at speeds of less than five miles per hour, within 200 feet of a designated swimming area.
If you see us out on the water and would like an inspection, have a question, or just want to say hi, please feel free to flag us down. We have pulled up to several docks recently for all the above.
Stay safe and enjoy the lake!”
Thank you to Justin for working to keep us all safe on the lake, and for providing these updates.
You can read more about boating rules, and how to contact Justin on our Lake Safety page here: https://lakestcatherine.org/lake-safety