15A NCAC 10F .0333 MECKLENBURG AND GASTON COUNTIES

(a) Regulated Areas. This Rule applies to the following waters of Lake Wylie in Mecklenburg and Gaston Counties:

(1) McDowell Park The waters of the coves adjoining McDowell Park and the Southwest Nature Preserve in Mecklenburg County, including the entrances to the coves on either side of Copperhead Island;

(2) Gaston County Wildlife Club Cove The waters of the cove at the Gaston County Wildlife Club on South Point Peninsula in Gaston County;

(3) Buster Boyd Bridge- The areas 250 feet to the north and 150 feet to the south of the Buster Boyd Bridge;

(4) Highway 27 Bridge The area beginning 50 yards north of the NC 27 Bridge and extending 50 yards south of the southernmost of two railroad trestles immediately downstream from the NC 27 Bridge;

(5) Brown's Cove The area beginning at the most narrow point of the entrance to Brown's Cove and extending 250 feet in both directions;

(6) Paradise Point Cove The waters of the Paradise Point Cove between Paradise Circle and Lakeshore Drive as delineated by appropriate markers;

(7) Withers Cove - The area 50 feet on either side of Withers Bridge;

(8) Sadler Island west- beginning at a line formed from a point on the western shore of Lake Wylie at 35.27481N, 81.0138W to a point on the eastern shore at 35.27423N, 81.01111W extending south on the Lake to a line formed from a point on the western shore of Lake Wylie at 35.2708N, 81.01525W to a point on the western side of Sadler Island at 35.27056N, 81.01393W;

(9) Sadler Island east- beginning at a line formed from a point on the western shore of Lake Wylie at 35.27481N, 81.0138W to a point on the eastern shore at 35.27423N, 81.01111W extending south on the Lake to a line formed from a point on the eastern side of Sadler Island at 35.2663N, 81.0143W to a point on the eastern shore of Lake Wylie at 35.26501N, 81.01374W; and

(10) other bridges the areas that are within 50 feet of any bridge in North Carolina that crosses the waters of Lake Wylie that is not otherwise specifically mentioned in this Paragraph.

(b) Speed Limit Near Ramps. No person shall operate a vessel at greater than no-wake speed within 50 yards of any public boat-launching ramp, dock, pier, marina, boat storage structure, or boat service area.

(c) Speed Limit Near All Other Bridges. No person shall operate a vessel at greater than no-wake speed within 50 feet of any bridge in North Carolina that crosses the waters of Lake Wylie that is not otherwise specifically mentioned in Paragraph (a) of this Rule.

(d) Speed Limit in Marked Swimming or Mooring Areas. No person shall operate a vessel at greater than no-wake speed within 50 yards of any marked mooring area or marked swimming area.

(e) Placement and Maintenance of Markers. The Lake Wylie Marine Commission is designated a suitable agency for placement and maintenance of markers implementing this Rule.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 75A-3; 75A-15;

Eff. July 1, 1980;

Amended Eff. July 1, 1994; June 1, 1985; June 1, 1984; March 1, 1983;

Temporary Amendment Eff. January 1, 1998;

Amended Eff. July 1, 1998;

Temporary Amendment Eff. February 4, 2000;

Amended Eff. April 1, 2009; June 1, 2004; July 1, 2000;

Temporary Amendment Eff. May 1, 2015;

Amended Eff. October 1, 2015.