LADWP talks boat inspections

boat2012 NOTICE CROWLEY LAKE BOATERS
MANDATORY BOAT INSPECTIONS
TO HELP PREVENT THE SPREAD OF INVASIVE MUSSELS
All motorized vessels planning to launch at Crowley Lake must enter through the main gate at the South Landing and must be inspected. No boat access will be available at any other area of Crowley Lake. Boats showing signs of contamination with invasive mussels, or found to contain any water or debris that could harbor invasive mussels, will not be allowed to launch into Crowley Lake. Frequent users of Crowley Lake can arrange with Crowley Lake Fish Camp to store their boat on-site.
Boat owners may have their boat inspected and receive an Inspection Certification prior to arriving at Crowley Lake’s South Landing at this location:
1.    April 25, 26 from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm and April 27 from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm at the Bishop VONS/KMART parking lot at the corner of Main Street (SR 395), Wye Road and SR 6.
2.    Beginning April 25 at Crowley Lake’s South Landing: April 25, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm; April 26 through the duration of fishing season 7:00 am – 7:00 pm.
Only pre-inspected boats will be allowed to enter the gate or launch at Crowley Lake after 7:00 pm on April 27. Inspections will resume at 7:00 am on fishing opening day. Pre-inspected boats may use the pre-paid line at the main gate at South Landing of Crowley Lake to expedite entry.
If you are planning on launching a boat into Crowley Lake please keep the following in mind:
␣ ALL boat owners are required to fill out a written questionnaire concerning the boat’s past use
␣ ALL boats will be thoroughly inspected
␣ ALL boats and trailers must be CLEAN and DRY or they will be denied access
␣ ALL DRAIN PLUGS must be pulled or opened prior to boat transport that day
␣ ALL vehicles towing boats will be required to have a visible Inspection Certification during boat launching at Crowley Lake
Boat owners should be aware there may be an extended wait to enter Crowley Lake Reservoir due to these important protective measures. Inspections are required for the protection of the fishery at Crowley Lake and in order to keep the reservoir open to recreational boating. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and Crowley Lake Fish Camp appreciate the cooperation of boat owners and will work to expedite the inspection and certification process.
For more information contact LADWP at (760) 873-0409 or www.LADWP.com/mussels or Crowley Lake Fish Camp at (760) 935-4043.

 

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6 Responses to LADWP talks boat inspections

  1. Rob April 25, 2012 at 1:11 pm #

    “Inspections are required for the protection of the fishery at Crowley Lake and in order to keep the reservoir open to recreational boating.”

    and protect water conveyance systems

     
  2. Trouble April 26, 2012 at 5:24 am #

    Like it or not, these mussels our likely to make their way here. I was amazed to see what percentage of our countries fresh waters our infested with these creatures. Someone needs to ask DWP what they plan to do once they do arrive. I bet they have one.

     
    • Trouble April 26, 2012 at 3:36 pm #

      Wow my spelling sucks 🙂

       
  3. Rob April 26, 2012 at 9:59 am #

    They would have to periodically drain the pipe and remove the mussels. It would be expensive.

     
  4. Canoe April 26, 2012 at 12:23 pm #

    “All MOTORIZED vessels planning to launch at Crowley Lake must enter through the main gate at the South Landing and must be inspected. ” (Caps mine.)

    What about canoes and kayaks?

     
    • Big AL April 26, 2012 at 10:43 pm #

      Actually that is interesting Canoe .. but the mussels get into areas of the drive systems on the boat and aren’t really easy to spot in most cases, I think Trouble is onto it though, I don’t feel they are finding all of the mussels in the water craft, the seeds have been planted I feel. he canoes and kayaks get completely dry for one thing, I don’t think the mussels can survive that?

       

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