Motorized Watercraft Conversation

Due to a power outage around Flowing Lake this afternoon, we are postponing the Flowing Lake discussion to also be included in the June 24, 2021 meeting to make sure to include Flowing Lake residents in this community conversation. Thank you!


Many people have expressed an interest in having a place to discuss lakes that allow for motorized watercraft in Snohomish County and issues they are facing. Snohomish County's Department of Conservation & Natural Resources began hosting open community meetings on this topic to provide a forum to help answer your questions and share concerns.

New!Wave damage reporting tool

Based on feedback from the initial meetings, the County developed a tool for community members to report damage from wave action. These results will help to identify when, where and how much damage is occurring. The information will be shared back to the community and help inform decision making. 


To report damage - CLICK HERE  


Past Meetings

November 26, 2020 - no recording available

February 25, 2020 - Zoom recording 

March 25, 2020 - Zoom recording 

April 24, 2021 - Zoom Recording (focused on Lake roesiger)

May 27, 2021 - postponed due to local power outage


Upcoming Meetings


The community forums are held on the fourth Thursday of each month through June 2021 at 6:00 PM. The upcoming meetings include: 


June 24, 2021 - Focus on Lake Shoecraft and Flowing Lake

July 22, 2021 - Focus on Lake Goodwin


These discussion will be held via zoom: 

https://zoom.us/j/98103972421?pwd=MjdwZVB4NVliN2k1bWZEbVJVRjdpUT09

Meeting ID: 981 0397 2421
Passcode: 541249
One tap mobile
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Additional Resources

Frequently Asked Questions - see the most common themes, comments and questions discussed during the community meeting along with responses and additional information from the County and others involved in this topic. 


Lake maps - per the request of community members, the county has developed maps for each lake showing the known locations of ski and other buoys and their distance from the shoreline. The information is also available in an interactive map for more advanced users.


Current Boating Rules and Regulations - See a summary of the current boating regulations for Snohomish County lakes and a link to the appropriate County Code.