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Requirements by law for boaters

- Remove aquatic plants, zebra mussels and other prohibited species from boats, trailers and equipment before transporting from any water access.

- Drain all water from bilge, livewell, motor, ballast tanks, and portable bait containers before leaving water accesses or shoreline property.

- Remove the drain plug, open water draining devises, and drain bilges and live wells; the drain plug must be removed or open when transporting a boat on public roads.

- It is also recommended that people spray or rinse boats with high pressure and/or hot water, or let them dry thoroughly for five days before transporting to another body of water.

- Boaters are also reminded of the new law that went into effect July 1 regarding boat lifts and docks: A boat lift, dock, swim raft, or associated equipment that has been removed from any water body may not be placed in another water body until a minimum of 21 days have passed.

Requirements by law for boaters

- Remove aquatic plants, zebra mussels and other prohibited species from boats, trailers and equipment before transporting from any water access.

- Drain all water from bilge, livewell, motor, ballast tanks, and portable bait containers before leaving water accesses or shoreline property.

- Remove the drain plug, open water draining devises, and drain bilges and live wells; the drain plug must be removed or open when transporting a boat on public roads.

- It is also recommended that people spray or rinse boats with high pressure and/or hot water, or let them dry thoroughly for five days before transporting to another body of water.

- Boaters are also reminded of the new law that went into effect July 1 regarding boat lifts and docks: A boat lift, dock, swim raft, or associated equipment that has been removed from any water body may not be placed in another water body until a minimum of 21 days have passed.

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