Are NO WAKE Zones effective? 

Only if there is enforcement and significant penalties for violations.

DNREC does not consider the boat size (or size of its wake) a problem as long as the boat does not come within 100 feet of a NO WAKE sign.

Below are a few examples of boat wake issues - CLICK ON THE PHOTOS TO ENLARGE

NO WAKE ZONES ON THE RIVER?

Boat Wake Video - Click here to see a wake approaching the shorelineNO_WAKE_ZONES_files/100_2066.MOV
Boat creating a wake that pounds the shoreline. Caution this is a large file and should only be opened through a high speed internet connection.NO_WAKE_ZONES_files/100_2067.MOV