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New Tahoe Boating app has interactive mapping, guides, tips

The interactive mapping feature gives boaters real-time location and direction of travel on the lake.

RENO, Nev. — The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency has created a new app to help boaters and paddlers navigate Lake Tahoe's expansive waters.

The free Tahoe Boating app available for download at tahoeboating.org provides information about no-wake zone boundaries, area attractions and responsible recreation.

TRPA says the interactive mapping feature gives boaters real-time location and direction of travel on the lake.

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It provides detailed information and photos of points of interest, fuel stations and bathrooms as well as information about boating safety, aquatic invasive species, and emergency contacts.

The real-time mapping shows boaters how close they are to no-wake zones, where they're required to stay 600 feet (180 meters) off shore, 200 feet (60 meters) away from structures and 100 feet (30 meters) from swimmers and paddlers.

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