The Handbook of Missouri Boating Laws and Responsibilities
The Official Boating Handbook of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Water Patrol Division - Web Version
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When operating your PWC, consider the effect you may have on the environment.
Avoid causing erosion by operating at slow speed and by not creating a wake when operating near shore or in narrow streams or rivers.
Make sure that the water you operate in is at least 30 inches deep. Riding in shallow water can cause bottom sediments or aquatic vegetation to be sucked into the pump, damaging your PWC and the environment.
Do not dock or beach your PWC in reeds and grasses. This could damage fragile environments.
Take extra care when fueling your PWC in or near the water. Oil and gasoline spills are very detrimental to the aquatic environment. Fuel on land if possible.
Never use your PWC to chase wildlife such as birds feeding near shore, water fowl, or other animals.