AN ORDINANCE OF THE COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE
REGULATING THE USE OF BOATS ON THE
BACKWATERS OF THE COLORADO RIVER
The Board of Supervisors of the County of Riverside, State of California, do ordain as follows:
Section 1. No person shall use or operate any boat upon the back‑waters of the Colorado River lying within the County of Riverside, in such a manner as to create a wake causing waves of more than one inch above the surface of any portion of said backwaters nor shall a person use or operate any boat upon the backwaters of said River at a rate of speed in excess of five miles per hour regardless of the wake created.
Section 2. This Ordinance shall be in effect upon all backwaters of the Colorado River lying within the boundaries of the County of Riverside, including, but not limited to, the backwaters areas known as "Big Hole" in Section 25, Township 6 South, Range 23 East, San Bernardino Base & Meridian, "Goose Flats," the entrance to which is in Section 34, Township 3 North, Range 22 West, Gila and Salt River Meridian, and "Ehlers Backwaters," the entrance to which is located in Section 35, Township 2 North, Range 23 East, Gila and Salt River Meridian.
Section 3. Any person violating any of the provisions of this ordinance shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine not exceeding $500.00 or by imprisonment in the county jail for a period not exceeding six months or by both such fine and imprisonment.
ADOPTED: 1‑25‑71 (Eff.: 2‑24‑71)