Sonoma County Water Agency Funds Additional Boat Inspections for Summer 2015

The Sonoma County Water Agency Board of Directors today approved funding that will expand watercraft inspections at both Lake Sonoma and Lake Mendocino in an effort to prevent the spread of the invasive quagga and zebra mussels.  Currently, both reservoirs are mussel free and local officials are coordinating to ensure our waterways stay that way this summer and into the future.  The watercraft inspections will be conducted on the weekends by trained inspectors and mussel-sniffing dogs; the most popular known by locals is named Popeye.  This summer, Popeye will be joined by his sidekicks named Mobey and Nemo.  The mussel-sniffing dogs look forward to seeing you at the boat ramp – and we hope all watercraft owners will continue to be diligent with always cleaning, draining and drying their boats and equipment after going into any reservoir or waterway.  Be safe out there and help us not move a mussel!