It is imperative that your buoys are counted.
Starting in July and continuing through September 2016, agencies in Nevada and California will be conducting a count of all buoys in Lake Tahoe.
This information will provide a baseline for the existing number of mooring buoys for the upcoming Shoreline Plan, i.e., TRPA Shorezone Ordinance.
In addition to taking a physical count, agencies will be compiling GPS coordinates as close as possible to the buoys.You can expect to see boat crews in power and paddle craft in close proximity to your buoys. In some cases, the GPS coordinate will locate the float and not the buoy anchoring device.
While we understand many of you have not connected your buoy float to your anchor/chain assembly due to low water conditions, we feel it is imperative to make sure your buoys are counted. If you are unable to attach your float, you may contact the appropriate state lands agency listed below and provide them with your buoy location information to ensure your mooring(s) is/are counted.
For Questions or to Report your Buoy(s) Location:
Nevada: Nevada Division of State Lands
Elizabeth Kingsland, Management Analyst (775) 684-2720
California: California Division of State Lands
Ninette Lee, Public Land Manager (916) 574-1900
All buoys (authorized and unauthorized) will be counted. This information may be compared to existing lease or permit data maintained by the state or Tahoe Regional Planning Agency. No enforcement action will result as part of this agency buoy count.
We hope you will let us know if there are any issues or problems during this counting process, and we look forward to providing more information on the Shoreline Plan very soon.