Wake Boats Disrupting VT's Ponds and Lakes?

The Vermont Sierra Club hosted a Community Conversation about the Environmental Impacts of Wake Boats. Most boats are able to be operated safely. However, one type of vessel, the wake boat, can be exceptionally destructive if operated without care. Tanks at the back of these boats take on thousands of pounds of lake water to increase their weight and cause them to ride bow-up and stern-down. This design creates large wakes so that people can surf behind the boats without being tethered to them. Wake boats are increasingly popular. Recorded July 14, 2021