TRCD: Inspector trainees prevent mussel-infested boat from entering Lake Tahoe
By Kevin MacMillanLAKE TAHOE — In what officials are calling a fortunate coincidence, regional boat inspectors last week intercepted a vessel with more than 40 adult zebra mussels on it from entering Lake Tahoe.
Apr 27, 2012
Inspectors discovered the 2001, 29-foot-long Sea Ray boat at the Meyers roadside station on April 18, said Jonelle Bright of the Tahoe Resource Conservation District. The mussels were primarily found in and around the engines on the back of the boat; inspectors also found some unidentified weeds.
The boat was decontaminated numerous times using the district's standard 140-degree water hot water blasts and other measures, said TRCD spokesman Pete Brumis, and was then quarantined. It has since been returned to the owner and cleared to launch into Lake Tahoe.
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