Utah Boating Safety Course


ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS

SUBMERSED AQUATIC VEGETATION (SAV)

Submersed aquatic vegetation (SAV)underwater plants often found in shallow areas (usually less than 6 feet deep). consists of underwater plants often found in shallow areas (usually less than six feet deep). They are important habitat for fish and shellfish, and are a food source for several waterfowl species. Scientific studies have shown that SAV beds can be scarred by boat propellers or by larger craft if they run aground. When operating your boat in shallow areas, be careful to avoid damaging SAV. Do not operate a personal watercraft in such areas.

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