County Steps Up Effort to Stop "Aquatic Hitchhikers" in Lakes
October 11, 2011 -- Here’s an item on Tuesday’s meeting of the county supervisors – declaring a state of emergency on the mussels that already have infested a number of water bodies in the state.
I’m glad to see this being addressed, for smaller lakes inside and out of the county. Lake Tahoe has done a effective job, requiring inspections to stop quagga and zebra mussels. But more needs to be done for the other lakes and reservoirs in Truckee and the surrounding area.
We spent some time up in the Gold Lake region this summer (Sierra County), and there was no enforcement going on while boats were going on and off the boat ramp. The risk is huge. Read the full story to get the details.