How far away from shore is water quality affected by emissions from recreational motor boats?



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    This is a tough question to answer as there are a variety of factors that play into the affect that motor boat emissions have on the surrounding water. The emissions do drift away from the boat into the surrounding water and atmosphere, but the distance from the shore that the boat itself is will largely determine the reach of its emissions. Also, the temperature of the water will affect the dispersion of these emissions as biodegradation (the chemical breakdown of materials) takes longer in cold, deep water than in warm water. 

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