Quagga Mussel Inspections at Lake Piru begin

March 14, 2008
Santa Paula News

In addition to the closure of Lake Casitas to outside boats, United Water Conservation District is inspecting all boats entering Lake Piru.

In addition to the closure of Lake Casitas to outside boats, United Water Conservation District is inspecting all boats entering Lake Piru. All boats must meet the following criteria:•The hull must be dry and free of all plant and animal material•The bilge plug must be removed and the bilge tank dry•All other ballasts must be drained and dry
Any boats not meeting the above criteria or those found carrying quagga mussels will be subject to a 28-day ban from Lake Piru before they are allowed to return.It is expected that these inspections will slow entry to the lake. We appreciate everyone’s patience, and we want to thank the public for cooperating with us as we work to protect our water resources. For more information on quagga mussel inspections, please visit the Lake Piru website at www.lake-piru.org.UWCD is a public water agency responsible for conserving and protecting groundwater resources in Ventura County. In addition to the district’s Lake Piru Recreation Area, United Water’s facilities include: Santa Felicia Dam; spreading grounds in Saticoy, El Rio and Piru; an agricultural water delivery system; a wholesale municipal water delivery system; and the Freeman Diversion facility. The district provides wholesale water to the City of Oxnard, the Port Hueneme Water Agency (which includes the CBC and Point Mugu naval bases), Pleasant Valley County Water District, and several small mutual water companies. A seven-member elected board of directors directs the district’s policy and activities.



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