Invasive Mussels Denied Entry
Casitas’ Park Service Officers Mitch Tull and RJ Faddis discovered invasive Quagga mussels attached to a boat attempting to enter Lake Casitas on July 22, 2017. The boat had been at Lake Piru, a local lake that has been infected with Quagga mussels. The quagga mussels appeared to be dead, but were concerning since the mussels have an ability to live several weeks out of the water. The boat failed the inspection and was turned away from Lake Casitas.
The mussels can reproduce at exceptional rates, wreaking havoc on a lake’s ecosystem to include fish populations and other wildlife. They can also severely impact water quality and water structures. The costs to combat the mussels can be substantial and permanent once they enter a lake.
All boaters coming to Lake Casitas are required to undergo and pass a strict Clean and Dry inspection, quarantined for a 35-day period, and be secured by the Casitas cabling program before being able to launch at Lake Casitas.
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California Department of Fish and Wildlife Information on Quagga/Zebra Mussels
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