Released On: May 21, 2008
These mussels have infested some Nevada and California waters. Recently, Zebra mussels were found in Reclamation's San Justo Reservoir in San Benito County, about 40 miles southeast of San Jose. This is the first population of this destructive invasive species to be found in Northern California waters.
For additional information on the self-inspection process, please contact Lake Berryessa Natural Resources Specialist Melissa Brockman at 707-966-2111, extension 103. To learn more about these invasive species, please visit the Department of Fish and Game website at http://www.dfg.ca.gov/invasives/quaggamussel.
A toll-free number, 866-440-9530, has been established for those seeking information or to report sightings of these mussels. The toll-free number is available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Pacific Standard Time.
Boaters can assist in "Not Moving a Mussel," by downloading a self-inspection form and inspecting their own equipment. The form is available at: http://www.usbr.gov/mp/ccao/berryessa/docs/Form_Mussel_Free_Certification.pdf.
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