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Yes, it's true.  In the wisdom of our nation's leaders, they believe it's necessary to ban older PWC from national park lakes across the nation starting 2013.  This applies only to PWC with 2-stroke motors and carburetors.  If you have a fuel injected 2-stroke, or a 4-stroke PWC you have nothing to worry about for a while, those will still be allowed at Lake Mead, Lake Mohave, and Lake Powell, all which are national parks.  Lake Havasu is not a national park, so no restrictions will be enforced there, as well as the Colorado River below Lake Mohave all the way down to Lake Havasu.  As far as Riverlakes knows, even below Lake Havasu on the river is open to all watercraft, all the way to Imperial Dam near the Mexican border.


Now.... you have to ask yourself, how much will this ban really help the environment in national parks?  To us this ban is ridiculous and everyone knows it, except of course all those whacko environmentalists that are so self righteous that lobby our politicians. They really think they're saving the world by banning all the old lawnmowers, weed whackers and PWC instead of letting the old machinery die their own slow death.  I even heard their justification stating that it creates more jobs by "forcing the public" to buy new machinery.  Yeah, it's just like big government to regulate everything we do, even taxing you when you don't buy something!  Yes, that's what they're on track to do in 2014, and all those brainwashed politicians that voted this new law in thinks it's so awesome, taxing people for not buying something (healthcare).  Next thing you know they'll be taxing you more if you work too much..... oh yeah, they already to that too.  Sorry for the rant, but we just don't understand the logic of our nation's politicians.  Could that be why they have such a low approval rating, hovering between 10 and 20%.   All they have to do is leave us alone, get out of our way, and "we the people" will be just fine, and flourish.  However, they continue to hinder our pursuit to happiness (banning PWC from National Parks) and charging us to enter US national parks.  Those parks belong to the people, but the Feds believe they belong to them as another source of revenue.  We don't understand that logic here at Riverlakes, and suppose we never will.