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Gene St. Denis
01-18-2014, 06:13 PM
More Boat Inspections !!!!...gst.... Here it is....:bunny:...Truckee to enforce mandatory boat inspections

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TRUCKEE, Calif. — People launching motorized boats into Truckee water bodies must pay fees as part of a mandatory watercraft inspection likely starting at the end of May.
On Tuesday, town council unanimously reinstated a suspended program from last summer to help prevent introduction and spread of aquatic invasive species.
“Once you get an aquatic invasive species in your lake, it can be difficult or impossible to contain the problem,” said Dan Shaw, environmental scientist with the California State Parks. “Your best option has been taken off the table — that is don’t let these species in the door in the first place.”
Under the mandate, all motorized watercraft entering Truckee waters — with a focus on Donner Lake — must be inspected and receive a passing sticker before launch. A questionnaire will also need to be filled out prior to or during the inspection.
Vessels that fail inspection will not be allowed to launch unless they are decontaminated — available at Northstar and Alpine Meadows as part of Lake Tahoe’s inspection program — or submit to quarantine.
Non-motorized watercraft — sailboats, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, among others — will not require inspection. Inspections at the Truckee River and Glenshire Pond (the other two bodies of water in the ordinance) would only be conducted if issues arise or complaints are received, since they are restricted to non-motorized use, according to the town.
The Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District board of directors will vote on whether the district should become the inspection body at its Jan. 23 meeting.
“We hear the same potential invasive species over and over,” said Truckee resident Steve Urie, who voiced opposition to the mandate. “The reality is the science simply doesn’t support it.”
Lisa Holan, a Truckee resident and aquatic ecologist at UNR, disagrees.
“To just dismiss the experiences of so many other communities across the whole North America as irrelevant because they’re not our specific unique lakes, I think is very dangerous,” she said. “Every lake is unique, and that didn’t protect those lakes.”
According to recent study conducted by the Truckee River Watershed Council and Tahoe Resource Conservation District, a “medium to high risk” exists for establishment of invasives in area water bodies, reported Dan Olsen, animal services/code compliance manager for the town.
Invasives such as Eurasian watermilfoil, New Zealand mudsnails and Asian clams are already in local area water bodies, according to staff.
In its first year, the program is estimated to cost $25,000, with between $26,000 and $35,000 coming in annually from fees. Truckee to enforce mandatory boat inspections | TahoeDailyTribune.com (http://www.tahoedailytribune.com/news/9775908-113/truckee-inspection-lake-species)

salmonid
01-18-2014, 06:52 PM
Damn those mussels!

Aren't they already in Lake Tahoe though? Seems like they could spread to any downstream waterways by themselves, but maybe this will help??

Best,

Jetspray
01-18-2014, 07:22 PM
Damn those mussels!

Aren't they already in Lake Tahoe though? Seems like they could spread to any downstream waterways by themselves, but maybe this will help??

Best,
Gene has taken photos of them in the past at the lake, waterways are infested and the babies are microscopic so they are able to get into everything. Use dilute Clorox solution on your boat and through the pumps/water lines of your boat:fkr9al:........Jetspray

Gene St. Denis
01-22-2014, 02:44 PM
Since the Calif. Mussel sticker Program has Started, then the Truckee , Almanor , etc. Areas will be able to GET Allotted Funds for Restricted REGULATIONS, Launch Control, Hours of Control and Inspections and ACCESS ( construction of LOCKED RAMP GATES .....Or as they say.... BOOTS ON THE GROUND ..........:1sheep03h7ot: .......at ever Water Hole in the State............... :readinghelp0wn: Enjoy the freedom to launch now as it will be gone in the Next few YEARS . :tit: HAPPY BOATING in CONTROLLED WATERS !!!! :cop: gst

Jetspray
01-22-2014, 02:51 PM
I'm just hopin' we get more snow this season Gene, we need it bad:kap1yd:........Jetspray

Gene St. Denis
01-23-2014, 07:46 AM
Rodger That Jetspray !!!!! Me too !!! :tit: gst

Reel Fun
01-23-2014, 08:38 AM
Wait a minute.....I am confused? We just were told starting this year we had to pay for the mussel sticker (millions of $$$$) and if this lake gets access to some of those funds why would they still charge at the launch? RF

Jetspray
01-23-2014, 11:42 AM
Wait a minute.....I am confused? We just were told starting this year we had to pay for the mussel sticker (millions of $$$$) and if this lake gets access to some of those funds why would they still charge at the launch? RF
Well there ya go it is all a special program that you have to fund. We pay $10 a year for an AIS sticker, not as much as you do in California, but it is still there. Yes they will be charging you every time you drop your boat in Tahoe. For me it runs about $65 just to do that per day, unless that was the only lake I go to or I get the season pass to do so. For me it is $150 a year to fish Pyramid, go figure........Jetspray