While fishing at Alcova recently I took a run up Fremont Canyon and discovered a new 'No Wake Zone' buoy.

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I originally thought that maybe the buoy had been pushed down the canyon by ice, which happens at other reservoirs around the state.  But upon a second look - this was indeed the new location for the upper part of the canyon.

Rick Darcy, Townsquare Media

The new location is approximately one quarter mile down stream towards the lake from it's previous position. This make for a slow cruise up stream for party goers or fishermen making their way up towards the inlet.

By the way - NO WAKE - means no wake! In rivers and lakes where boats are often in close proximity (boat ramps, beaches, canyons, etc.) and refer to the speed at which a boat can operate. This speed is one that allows the boat to be maneuvered with out creating waves.

Here is the definition as described in Part 3 of the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission, Chapter 22, of the Watercraft Regulation

(q) “No wake” means the speed of a watercraft when underway that does not cause water action that disturbs another watercraft at rest, a dock, or swimmers, and, in no case shall the speed of the watercraft when underway be in excess of five (5) miles per hour.

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With the Memorial Day weekend ahead and summer just around the corner, we just wanted to warn boaters headed to Alcova lake of the new 'No Wake Zone' buoy for your own safety and to help you possibly avoid getting a ticket on the water.