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EVENT sponsored by Minnesota Lakes and Rivers Advocates:

Wakes, waves and propeller wash: Research on the impacts of recreational boating on inland lakes

May 31, 2023, 6:30-8:00PM

with Jeff Marr MS PE, Associate Director of Engineering and Facilities, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, University of Minnesota and Andy Riesgraf MS, Research Scientist

This presentation by Jeff Marr will summarize completed comparative research on the size, energy, and power of boat-generated wake waves produced by a number of recreational boats under various modes of operation and data-informed guidance on recommend operational distances for enhanced wake watercraft.

The presentation will also share an update of ongoing research focusing on characterizing the propeller wash created by recreational boats and potential implications of propeller wash on lake health.

Finally, Jeff will present our research plans for an upcoming research study, pending funding by the State of Minnesota, that will explore environmental impacts of boat-generated wave, propeller wash and wind driven waves.

The presentation will allow time for questions and discussion.

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May 31, 2023
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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