2013 is the first year when regulations against the use of older, two-stroke outboard motors will be completely implemented in the Kenai River Special Management Area (KRSMA).
The 2008 regulations have been enacted for only part of the year until now. Two-stroke motors that do not employ direct fuel injection technology can no longer operate at any time of year in the special management area, which extends from one mile downstream of the Warren Ames Bridge to the Cooper Landing area and includes both Skilak and Kenai Lakes.
At the end of last summer, we spoke with then-Superintendent of State Parks, Jack Sinclair…
Sinclair: “It’s going to be another year where we’re going to be talking to a lot of people about getting a new engine. that’s a hardship for many people and it’s something that we all should be planning for.”