GO-REC proposes allowing 60 public boats to launch on Rennie Lake at any given time. Beyond its destructive AIS effects, this new traffic will simply overwhelm the small lake. Rennie Lake is a 230 acre lake, where you will never find more than 30 boats on the busiest day of the year and closer to 10 or fewer on any day that's not the 4th of July. The obvious math shows that GOREC is proposing to increase boat traffic by 500%.
Based on data and standards from every boat density study publicly available, you cannot add this many boats without excessive overcrowding.
Assuming that every acre is usable (it's not ... most studies subtract areas near shorelines, shallow areas, sensitive habitat, etc) and assuming we use a lower space requirement per boat than any published study, GOREC's boats would make it impossible for anyone else to safely use the water.
And note, this is giving GO-REC every statistical benefit and assumption. The map above uses 4 acres per boat for illustrative purposes, but 10 acres per boat is the density figure used by lake and reservoir managers as a threshold beyond which a body of water is “high” on the conflict scale and considered “overcrowded”.
Ignoring Safety and the Environment
The present application ignores the reality of space constraints and irresponsibly fails to consider implications for both boater safety and protection of the natural resources where these recreational activities will occur.