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A. Mooring and Anchoring. Except as otherwise permitted by this Chapter, no person shall moor, anchor, ground, place, or otherwise locate any vessel in any waterway for more than 96 consecutive hours.
B. Permitted Mooring Locations. Notwithstanding subsection A of this section, a vessel may be moored at the following locations to the extent permitted by law:
1. A marina, provided the marina and the vessel are in compliance with all applicable laws; or
2. A boat slip or berth, provided the boat slip or berth and the vessel are in compliance with all applicable laws; or
3. A wharf, dock, or pier, provided the wharf, dock, or pier and the vessel are in compliance with all applicable laws and the property owner, or owner's authorized representative, has consented to the vessel being moored at the location.
C. Vacating the Waterway. Upon notice of a violation of subsection A of this section, the owner or operator shall either move the vessel to a location described in subsection B of this section or leave the County of Yolo waterway for at least 48 consecutive hours, and at least 500 yards beyond the County line, before returning the vessel to the waterway.
D. Services. No person shall furnish or supply electrical services, natural gas, fresh water, or a sewer connection to any vessel anchored or moored in violation of this section.
E. Lights. No person shall anchor or moor a vessel between sunset and sunrise without displaying lights as prescribed by federal and state laws, rules, and regulations regarding anchor lights in inland waters.
F. Buoys. No person shall moor a vessel at a buoy in violation of California Harbors and Navigation Code Sections 307 and 308.
G. Exemptions. Subsection A of this section does not apply to any vessel operated by the United States of America, the state of California, or any governmental entity, its agencies, or instrumentalities, or any vessel operating on behalf of any of these entities in connection with the dredging of any waterway, channel, harbor, or marina; flood protection projects; or levee repair, maintenance, or construction.
(§ 3, Ord. 1476, eff. December 22, 2016, as amended by § 2, Ord. 1513, eff. October 24, 2019)