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Watercraft meeting postponed

Patrick McCartney

The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency announced Monday that a partnership meeting to discuss possible regulation of personal watercraft, originally set for Friday, will be rescheduled.

A new date has not been selected, said Jerry Wells, the agency’s deputy director.

Wells said he was not aware of the possible change last week when he told a Tribune reporter about Friday’s meeting of the shorezone partnership committee.

That meeting, scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Kahle Community Park, will instead address other issues, including scenic standards, buoy placement and shoreline stabilization.

Another meeting will be announced to work out the remaining issues over the use of personal watercraft and other vessels powered by two-cycle engines, Wells said. Among the proposals are an expansion of the no-wake zone to reduce noise, a registration program to ensure that boat engines are tuned for Lake Tahoe’s altitude, and a possible reduction in the hours of operations of watercraft rental firms.

The partnership committee represents various public and private interests at the lake, and was formed to develop consensus over recreation and land-use on and at Lake Tahoe.

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