Friday, 31 March 2023

Virtual forum on county response in case of invasive mussel introduction

02.02.2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am


LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — If invasive mussels were to get into Clear Lake, how would the county of Lake respond?

The Lake County Water Resources Department, partnering with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and consultants at Creative Resource Strategies, invites the public to attend a virtual forum to discuss how the county will respond in the event invasive quagga or zebra mussels become introduced or established in Clear Lake.

The forum will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, via Zoom.

Click here to register.

Anyone that has a business or residence in Lake County, and/or values or recreates on Clear Lake or other lakes in the county is encouraged to participate in the webinar.

The Feb. 2 webinar will share information on the invasive mussel rapid response and containment transition project, which is intended to improve the current Clear Lake aquatic invasive species program while preparing for an invasive mussel introduction to Clear Lake or Lake County.

The webinar will share the goals of the project and the approach that will be taken to achieve those goals, the timeline and products.

A containment and transition plan, feasibility analysis for permanent watercraft decontamination stations, and assessment of regulations and ordinances are three key outcomes.

Information regarding consequences to Clear Lake and neighboring lakes from a mussel invasion will also be shared, including potential impacts to county revenue and property values, effects on native fish and wildlife, and increased costs and maintenance for all water suppliers and self-supplied water users.

By preparing for an invasion, the county is seeking to mitigate effects to the local economy and natural resources.

Information about the project can be found here.

The recording of the webinar will be posted here.

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact the Water Resources Department, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone, at 707-263-2344.

Also visit the Water Resources Departments’ website or the Lake County Water Resources Department Facebook page, @lakecountywater.

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