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04-17-2008, 06:14 AM
Mussel Prevention

Lakes Located in Lake County: Clear Lake, Blue Lakes, Lake Pillsbury, Indian Valley reservoir, Highland Springs Reservoir, Hidden Valley Lake.
On Tuesday, March 25, 2008, the Lake County Board of Supervisors enacted an urgency ordinance to protect the water bodies of Lake County from quagga and zebra mussel infestation.

Effective immediately, this ordinance:

Requires a mandatory inspection for any water vessel prior to launching in a Lake County water body, beginning April 8, 2008. This applies to all motorized and non-motorized vessels including boats, trailers, kayaks, canoes, jet skis, inflatable rafts, etc. All vessels will be required to obtain an Inspection Sticker prior to launching.

Establishes the first phase of an inspection program, which includes a special interim program for local vessels to obtain inspection stickers at no cost beginning April 8, 2008, through June 30, 2008.
Bans the disposal of live bait and any liquid that contains or has contained live bait into Lake County water bodies.Your cooperation and assistance in educating others about this threat is critical to the protection of Lake County lakes and fisheries.

Detailed information about the inspection program is being added as it becomes available, so please check back often.

For more information about this program, please call the Lake County Mussel Hotline at (707) 263-2556.

Lake County Inspection Sticker Application
This is the Lake County Inspection Sticker Application, which is required to obtain an Inspection Sticker.

To speed up the inspection process, be sure to download this two-page form, complete it, and sign both parts. http://www.co.lake.ca.us/Government/DepartmentDirectory/Water_Resources/Mussel_Prevention/Lake_County_Inspection_Sticker_Application.htm

Lake County Inspection Sticker Application (two-part), revised April 15, 2008

Visitors should bring the completed form with them to their event or resort.
Local residents can use this form to expedite the walk-in or phone-in process.
Note: Residents using the phone-in process may mail completed forms to:
Department of Public Works
Room 309
255 North Forbes St.
Lakeport, CA 95453

Quagga Mussels have been found at the following destinations:

Lake Mead
Lake Powell
Lake Mohave

Copper Basin Reservoir
Dixon Reservoir
El Capitan Reservoir
Lake Havasu
Lake Mathews
Lake Miramar
Lake Skinner
Lower Otay Lake
Murray Reservoir
Olivenhain Reservoir
San Vicente Reservoir
Sweetwater Reservoir (powerplant)