New Tahoe boating requirements take effect today |

New Tahoe boating requirements take effect today

LAKE TAHOE – Beginning May 1 all motorized watercraft launching into Lake Tahoe must have completed an annual clean boating certification in addition to inspection for the presence of aquatic invasive species.

Since 2007, mandatory watercraft inspections have been in place at all Lake Tahoe launch sites to prevent the introduction of invasive mussels. This season, boats are also being checked for clean boating practices, such as reducing pollution from engine emissions, noise and sewage discharges.

The inspections are currently available at all open ramps and launch facilities, and will be offered at roadside stations around the Tahoe Basin starting Memorial Day weekend. Fees vary according to length of vessels and engine horse power.

Please see the attached fact sheet for additional information, or visit

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