GOSARU.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) is demanding that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) immediately withdraw the temporary boating restrictions issued on May 20, 2015, that are currently prohibiting water skiing, tubing, wake boarding and towing of other recreational crafts in a ½ mile backwater area on Lake Havasu:

“I applaud Dr. Tuggle and the Service for scrapping the April 12th draft recreational boating compatibility determination (CD). However, there is something critically important that the agency forgot. If the Service was truly interested in working with the community and other stakeholders, it would reopen the Ryde Spot which was unlawfully closed to motorized boating activities in May of 2015. These restrictions were not based on science or merit and are what originally kicked off the whole controversy between the Service and the Lake Havasu community. I will not give up the fight to keep Lake Havasu open for all users until the Ryde Spot is back open for good.”

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