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On the waters of Deep Creek Lake and from the mouth of the Northeast and Elk Rivers to include all tributaries including the Bohemia River and the C&D Canal, additional restrictions apply.

  • A person may not operate a vessel in a way that exceeds the following vessel noise levels.
    • For engines manufactured before January 1, 1993, the noise level may not exceed 90 db(A).
    • For engines manufactured on or after January 1, 1993, the noise level may not exceed 88 db(A).
  • A vessel must operate a continuous muffler or noise suppression system and may not operate a device that bypasses, reduces, or eliminates the effectiveness of a muffler or engine noise suppression device or system.