Chapter 12.12
WATER USE REGULATION EQUIPMENT

Sections:

12.12.010    Publicly installed equipment--Buoy locations.

12.12.020    Board approvals--Effective date.

12.12.030    Buoy design.

12.12.040    Signs or other signaling devices.

12.12.050    Privately installed water use regulation equipment--Diving flags.

12.12.010 Publicly installed equipment--Buoy locations.

The county parks director, in accordance with regulations established by the council, is hereby authorized and directed to designate locations in the water areas of the lakes within Snohomish county when and where safety buoys are reasonably necessary for the public safety, welfare, health and peace. The designated locations of safety buoys shall be determined upon taking into consideration, for each particular lake, its size and configuration, hazardous conditions such as shallow water, rocks or snags, population at and about said lake, time and location of pleasure boating, swimming, bathing, fishing, water-skiing, diving, and other water uses upon said lake.

(Res. adopted June 30, 1975; Amended Ord. 93-066, Aug. 18, 1993, Eff date Aug. 28, 1993; Amended Ord. 99-098, § 3, Dec. 8, 1999, Eff date Dec. 20, 1999).

12.12.020 Board approvals--Effective date.

Safety buoy location designations when located upon a map and approved by the council shall establish the boundaries of speed control areas; swimmer only, or swimmer restricted areas; vessel prohibited, or vessel-type restricted areas; or other water use restriction zones within the lake. Such boundaries shall become effective when the buoys, as designated, are installed.

(Res. adopted June 30, 1975; Amended Ord. 99-098, § 4, Dec. 8, 1999, Eff date Dec. 20, 1999).

12.12.030 Buoy design.

The county parks director is authorized and directed to approve buoy designs that will accomplish the contemplated regulatory purposes in accordance with the state uniform waterway marking system.

(Res. adopted June 30, 1975; Amended Ord. 93-066, Aug. 18, 1993, Eff date Aug. 28, 1993; Amended Ord. 99-098, § 5, Dec. 8, 1999, Eff date Dec. 20, 1999).

12.12.040 Signs or other signaling devices.

The county parks director, in accordance with regulations properly adopted by the council, shall install such signs and signaling devices as will properly apprise water users of the water use regulation. It shall be deemed sufficient notice for any sign bearing general information to be placed only at the points of public access of any given lake where they shall be visible from both shore and water.

(Res. adopted June 30, 1975; Amended Ord. 93-066, Aug. 18, 1993, Eff date Aug. 28, 1993; Amended Ord. 99-098, § 6, Dec. 8, 1999, Eff date Dec. 20, 1999).

12.12.050 Privately installed water use regulation equipment--Diving flags.

Individuals may maintain divers’ flags which shall be used only in the manner and at such places as are authorized by this code. A diver’s flag shall be a red flag, five units of measurement on the hoist by six units of measurement on the fly, with a white stripe having a width of one unit of measurement crossing the red diagonally. The flag shall have a stiffener to make it stand out from the pole or mast. A unit of measurement shall be not less than two inches.

(Res. adopted June 30, 1975).