Watercraft

SPECIAL LOCAL WATERCRAFT CONTROLS - BRANCH COUNTY

COLDWATER AND MARBLE LAKES, CHANNELS BETWEEN - R.281.712.1 - Slow--no wake speed.

1. On the waters of the channels connecting Coldwater lake to Long lake, Long lake to Mud lake, Mud lake to Bartholemew lake, Bartholemew lake to Middle lake, and Middle lake to Marble lake, all located in Branch county, state of Michigan, no operator of any motorboat shall exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. August 14, 1965

COLDWATER LAKE - R281.712.13 - Slow--no wake speed zone.

13. On the waters of Coldwater lake, section 3, town 8 south, range 6 west, Kinderhook township, Branch county, west of a line from where the east line of lot 26, Shawnee Shores subdivision no. 1, as extended, intersects the water's edge and thence northerly to the nearest opposite shore, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. April 17, 1974

COLDWATER LAKE - R281.712.19 - Slow--no wake speed zone.

19. On that part of the waters of Coldwater lake and the channels and canals connected thereto, easterly from a point where Wayne Beach road as extended intersects the water's edge, to the easternmost point of Iyopawa island and thence southeasterly to the nearest point of land, located in sections 35 and 36, T7S, R6W, Ovid township, Branch county, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. April 1, 1976

COLDWATER LAKE - R-281.712.20 - Slow--no wake speed zone.

20. On that part of the waters of Coldwater lake, easterly from a point where Wayne Beach road as extended intersects the water's edge, to the easternmost point of Iyopawa island, and thence southeasterly to the nearest point of land, located in sections 1 and 2, T8S, R6W, Kinderhook township, Branch county it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. April 1, 1976

COLDWATER LAKE - R281.712.21 - Slow--no wake speed zone.

21. On that part of the waters of Coldwater lake located along and within a distance of 200 feet either side of a line drawn from the southernmost point of Iyopawa island southwesterly to the nearest point of land, located in section 2, T8S, R6W, Kinderhook township, Branch county, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. April 1, 1976

COLDWATER LAKE, CHANNELS AND CANALS CONNECTED TO - R281.712.14 - Slow--no wake speed.

14. On the waters of the artificial and natural channels and canals connected to Coldwater lake in section 3, town 8 south, range 6 west, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. April 17, 1974

COLDWATER RIVER AND CONNECTING WATERS - R281.712.15 - Slow--no wake speed zone.

15. On the waters of Coldwater river and the canals and channels connected thereto, from the Central dam upstream to Coldwater lake, section 27, T7S, R6W, Ovid township, Branch county, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. April 1, 1976

COLDWATER RIVER IN GIRARD TOWNSHIP - R281.712.10 - Slow--no wake speed.

10. On the waters of the Coldwater river, sections 29 and 30, town 5 south, range 6 west, Girard township, Branch county, from Craig lake upstream to Hodunk road, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. April 28, 1972

COLDWATER RIVER IN GIRARD TOWNSHIP, ARTIFICIAL CANAL CONNECTED TO - R281.712.11 - Slow--no wake speed.

11. On the waters of the artificial canal connected to the Coldwater river in section 29, town 5 south, range 6 west, Girard township, Branch county, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. April 28, 1972

CRAIG LAKE, SOUTH PART, AND CHANNEL CONNECTING CRAIG AND MORRISON LAKES - R281.712.5 - Slow--no wake speed.

5. On the waters of the south part of Craig lake and the channel connecting Craig lake and Morrison lake, section 32, town 5 south, range 6 west, township of Girard, county of Branch, state of Michigan, no operator of any motorboat shall exceed a slow--no wake speed, which means a very slow speed whereby the wake or wash created by the motorboat would be minimal.

History: Eff. May 18, 1970

DRAGON LAKE - R281.712.7 - High-speed boating and water skiing prohibited.

7. On the waters of Dragon lake, sections 5 and 8, town 8 south, range 6 west, Kinderhook township, Branch county, it shall be unlawful to:

(a) Operate a vessel at high speed, which means a speed at or above which a vessel reaches a planing condition.

(b) Have in tow, or otherwise assist in the propulsion of, a person on water skis, water sled, surfboard, or other similar contrivance.

History: Eff. August 26, 1971

FIRST LAKE AND MARBLE LAKE, CHANNEL CONNECTING - WC-12-87-001 - Slow--no wake speed.

On the waters of the channel connecting First lake and Marble lake section 21, T6S, R5W, Quincy township, Branch county, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. November 6, 1987

GILEAD LAKE - R281.712.4 - Hours for high-speed boating and water skiing.

4. On the waters of Gilead lake, township of Gilead, county of Branch, state of Michigan, no operator of any motorboat, during the period from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 a.m. of the following day, shall:

(a) Operate such motorboat at high speed, which means a speed at or above which a motorboat reaches a planing condition.

(b) Have in tow, or otherwise assist in the propulsion of, a person on water skis, water sled, surfboard, or other similar contrivance.

History: Eff. May 15, 1968

HOG LAKE (MICHIANA) - R281.712.18 - Slow--no wake speed.

18. On the waters of Hog lake, also known as Michiana lake, section 24, town 8 south, range 7 west, Gilead township, Branch county, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. August 17, 1974

LAKE GEORGE - R281.712.9 - Hours for high-speed boating and water skiing.

9. On the waters of Lake George, sections 16, 21 and 22, town 8 south, range 6 west, Kinderhook township, Branch county, state of Michigan, it is unlawful, between the hours of 6:30 p.m. and 10:00 a.m. of the following day, to:

(a) Operate a vessel at high speed.

(b) Have in tow, or otherwise assist in the propulsion of, a person on water skis, water sled, surfboard, or other similar contrivance.

History;: Eff. April 28, 1972

LAKE LAVINE - R281.712.6 - High-speed boating and water skiing hours.

6. On the waters of Lake Lavine, section 17, 18, 19 and 20, town 8 south, range 6 west, Kinderhook township, Branch county, state of Michigan, no operator of any motorboat, during the period from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 a.m. of the following day, shall:

(a) Operator such motorboat at high speed, which means a speed at or above which a motorboat reaches a planing condition.

(b) Have in tow, or otherwise assist in the propulsion of, a person on water skis, water sled, surfboard, or other similar contrivance.

History: Eff. January 14, 1971

MARBLE LAKE, SOUTH PART - R281.712.8 - Slow--no wake speed.

8. On the waters of Marble lake lying south of townline 7 south, in Algansee township, Branch county, it is unlawful for an operator of a vessel, when within 200 feet of any shoreline or island, to exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. April 28, 1972

MARBLE LAKE, PART- R281.712.12 - Slow--no wake speed.

12. On the waters of Marble lake, section 32, town 6 south, range 5 west, Quincy township, Branch county, west of a line drawn from the point where the east line of lot 21, Like-Dee Paradise subdivision, as extended, meets the water's edge and thence northerly to the nearest opposite shore, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. October 4, 1973

MORRISON AND SOUTH LAKES, CHANNELS BETWEEN - R281.712.2 - Slow--no wake speed.

2. On the waters of the channels connecting Morrison lake to Randall lake, Randall lake to North lake, North lake (including Long lake) to South lake, all located in Branch county, state of Michigan, no operator of any motorboat shall exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. August 14, 1965

OLIVERDA LAKE, CHANNEL - WC-12-97-001 - Slow--no wake speed.

On the waters of the channel connecting Oliverda Lake to Kenyon Lake, all within section 8, town 5 south, range 8 west, Sherwood township, Branch county, state of Michigan, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed.

The boundaries of the area described immediately above shall be marked with signs and with buoys. All buoys must be placed as provided in a permit issued by the Department of Natural Resources and be in conformance with the State Uniform Waterway Marking System.

History: Eff. March 26, 1998

UNION LAKE - WC-12-95-001 - Slow--no wake speed.

On the waters of Union lake from the public access to the opening onto the main body of Union lake and in the area know as Ripstra cove all within section 11 and 12, town 5 south, range 8 west, Sherwood township, Branch county, state of Michigan, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed.

The boundaries of the area described immediately above shall be marked with signs and with buoys. All buoys must be placed as provided in a permit issued by the Department of Natural Resources and be in conformance with the State Uniform Waterway Marking System.

History: Eff. September 11, 1995

VINCENT LAKE - R281.712.3 - Slow--no wake speed.

3. On the waters of Vincent lake, sections 4 and 9, T5S, R6W, Girard township, Branch county, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. August 29, 1975