No Wake Surfing Before Noon On Lake Minnetonka Bays Measuring 250 Acres or less. Provides time for others without huge waves
"University of Minnesota, St Anthony Falls Lab researchers will focus on characterizing propeller wash, which is a general term for the turbulent jet produced by the boat motor and propeller. The propeller wash produced by large recreational boats is powerful, and has the potential to cause mixing of the water column and suspension of lakebed sediment".
"SAFL researchers will explore this topic through a field-based research study that will take place on Minnesota waters. The study will aim to address the following questions: How deep does propeller wash penetrate into the water column for different boat sizes and usage scenarios? At what depth does propeller wash begin to interact with the lake bottom, and what happens when it does?"
"Bottom mounted current sensors will be deployed in various water depths that will measure water current depths and velocities as the boat traverses over. This data can be used to help inform boat operational depths for various recreational boat types and usages."
"Through robust characterization of wake waves and propeller wash, data driven decisions can be made that protect our ability to utilize our prized lakes and rivers, while minimizing boat-generated impacts to lake and river health, public safety, share-use accessibility, and degradation of property. raving about you on social media? Share their great stories to help turn potential customers into loyal ones."
Source: URaiseMN Crowdfunding Website.