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Nevada Division of Wildlife to conduct boat noises on Lake Tahoe

The Nevada Division of Wildlife will conduct boat noise tests on Lake Tahoe this winter.

The Nevada Wildlife Commission met Saturday to discuss new noise restrictions drafted in July and decided to postpone voting on the regulations until February so more research and public comment can be compiled.

Fred Messmann, boating law administrator, received more than 30 public comments, most in support of new restrictions. Messmann said many people were commenting with incomplete or inaccurate information.



“Some people are confusing what we’re trying to do (in Tahoe),” Messmann said. “Most people think what we’re trying to do is decrease the current level of 86 decibels to 75, and we’re not. In general, we’re not trying to change the thresholds we already have.”

The division of wildlife decided to look into its current boat noise regulations after many complaints about loud, off-shoring racing boats arose this summer along with a petition signed by many North Shore homeowners.


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