(a)  Regulated Areas.  This Rule applies to the following waters or portions of waters in Chowan County:

(1)           Chowan River: that portion adjoining the shoreline of the Arrowhead Beach Subdivision Park and having dimensions of approximately 350 by 600 feet, containing a marked swimming area and the area within 200 feet of the pier; 

(2)           Indian Creek: that portion adjoining the Arrowhead Beach Subdivision; and

(3)           Chowan River: the waters of an unnamed canal in Arrowhead Beach Subdivision, shore to shore at its intersection with the Chowan River at 36.22508 N, 76.70787 W.

(b)  Swimming Area. No person operating or responsible for the operation of a vessel shall permit it to enter the swimming area described in Subparagraph (a)(1) of this Rule.

(c)  Obstruction of Swimmers or Boats. No person shall place or maintain within the recreational area described in Subparagraph (a)(1) of this Rule any poles, cables, lines, nets, trotlines, fish traps or other obstructions or hazards to swimmers or boats, excepting those necessary to mark the area pursuant to this Rule.

(d)  Speed Limit. No person shall operate a vessel at greater than no-wake speed in the area described in Subparagraphs (a)(2) and (3) of this Rule.

(e)  Placement and Maintenance of Markers. The board of Commissioners of Chowan County is designated a suitable agency for the placement and maintenance of the markers implementing this Rule, subject to the approval of the United States Coast Guard and the United States Army Corps of Engineers. On condition that the said board of commissioners exercise its supervisory responsibility, it may delegate the actual placement and maintenance of markers to some responsible person or organization.


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

Eff. August 1, 1983;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. December 6, 2016;

Amended Eff. January 1, 2017.