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Quagga and Zebra Mussel Infestation Prevention Program

About the Quagga and Zebra Mussel Prevention Program

California water body authorities very early recognized the westward spread of mussel infestation via the Colorado River system and the potential harm to state waterways should our lakes and reservoirs be invaded. To help prevent California waterways from infestation, DBW was authorized to manage the collection and use of the quagga and zebra mussel infestation prevention fees from California fresh water boaters. 

PROGRAM INFORMATION

As part of its mission, the Division of Boating and Waterways manages the Dressinid Mussel Infestation prevention program, which supports preventative plans that help protect California’s reservoirs from a dreissenid mussel infestation.

Through program funding, the State could avert significant damage to the water delivery system, which provides drinking water to millions of Californians and irrigation to a $40 billion per year agricultural industry. Preventive programs can also help keep reservoirs open for recreational activities, like boating and fishing.

Funding priority is given to prevention plans that are consistent with Fish and Game Code, Section 2302, which also takes into consideration the benefits of a regional-scale dreissenid mussel infestation Prevention Plan such as:

Assessing the vulnerability of the reservoir for the introduction of non-native dreissenid mussel species by, but not limited to:

  • Monitoring the number of visitors
  • Inquire as to the origin of visitors (relative to dreissenid infested waters)
  • Monitor outside equipment that is allowed (rentals)
  • Survey the duration of use (day-use, slipped/moored)
  • Monitor access (managed or unmanaged)
  • Prevention efforts being implemented
  • Education efforts being implemented

Develop and implement a program designed to prevent the introduction of non-native dreissenid mussel species by including, at a minimum, all of the following:

  • Public Education consists of handouts, flyers, signage, postings and verbal communication and education.
  • Monitoring consist of applying substrate and plankton tows equipment for monitoring the adult and/or larval mussels.
  • Management of those recreational, boating or fishing activities that are permitted which shall include, but not limited to; inspections, decontamination stations and/or information where to decontaminate a vessel, exit inspections and banding of vessels to trailers.

 

 

Application Materials

QZ MUSSEL PREVENTION GRANT SCHEDULE

Activities Due Dates
Application Process Begins January 4, 2017
Project Applications Due March 1, 2017 
Grant Awards Letter April 3, 2017
Project Execution May 1, 2017 
Project Completion August 1, 2019 
Final Project Report and Reimbursement Claim September 30, 2019 

Yearly Grant Status

To download yearly grant status click these links:

2015/2016 Quagga Grant Funding Summary

2014/2015 Quagga Grant Funding Summary

2015/2016 Quagga Grant Map Locations 

2014 /2015 Quagga Grant Map Locations 

2015-2016

Agency Contact Grant Status Location Project Description
Lake County Watershed Protection District Scott De Leon scott.deleon@lakecountyca.gov   (707)263-2344  Open
Clear Lake 

 Implementation/Construction 
Lake County Watershed Protection District Scott De Leon
scott.deleon@lakecountyca.gov
(707)263-2344
 Open
Clear Lake 

 Implementation/Construction 
Big Bear Municipal Water District Mike Stephenson mstephenson@bbmwd.net 
(909) 866-5796
Open 
  
Big Bear Lake 

 Implementation/Construction  
East Bay Regional Park District Debra Auker
dauker@ebparks.org 
(510) 544-2401
Open 
 Contra Loam, Del Valle, Chabot, Shadow Cliffs  

 Implementation/Construction  
Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Dennis Zabaglo 
dzabaglo@trpa.org 
(775)589-5255
Open 
Lake Tahoe 

 Implementation/Construction  
Solano County Water Agency Alexander Rabidoux   arabidoux@scwa2.com 
(707)455-1106
Open 
Lake Berryessa    

 Implementation/Construction  
Department of Parks and Recreation – Inland Empire District Dick Deboer richard.deboer@parks.ca.gov 
(951)940-5650
Open 
Lake Perris 

 Implementation/Construction  
Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation Department Robb Courtney robb.courtney@prk.sccgov.org 
(408)355-2244
Open 
 Anderson, Calero, Coyote, Lexington  

 Implementation/Construction  
California Department of Water Resources Tanya Veldhuizen 
tanyav@water.ca.gov 
(916) 657-3609
Open 
 Pyramid Lake  

 Implementation/Construction  
City of Napa Public Works Water Division Joy Eldredge
jeldredge@cityofnapa.org
(707)257-9319
Open 
 Lake Hennessey 

Vulnerability Assessment 
Lake County Watershed Protection District Scott De Leon scott.deleon@lakecountyca.gov   (707)263-2344  Open
Clear Lake 

 Implementation/Construction 
Lake County Watershed Protection District Scott De Leon
scott.deleon@lakecountyca.gov
(707)263-2344
 Open
Clear Lake 

 Implementation/Construction 
Big Bear Municipal Water District Mike Stephenson mstephenson@bbmwd.net  
(909) 866-5796 
Open 
  
Big Bear Lake 

 Implementation/Construction  
East Bay Regional Park District Debra Auker
dauker@ebparks.org  
(510) 544-2401 
Open 
 Contra Loam, Del Valle, Chabot, Shadow Cliffs  

 Implementation/Construction  
Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Dennis Zabaglo 
dzabaglo@trpa.org 
(775)589-5255
Open 
Lake Tahoe 

 Implementation/Construction  
Solano County Water Agency Alexander Rabidoux   arabidoux@scwa2.com 
(707)455-1106
Open 
Lake Berryessa    

 Implementation/Construction  
Department of Parks and Recreation – Inland Empire District Dick Deboer richard.deboer@parks.ca.gov 
(951)940-5650
Open 
Lake Perris 

 Implementation/Construction  
Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation Department Robb Courtney robb.courtney@prk.sccgov.org 
(408)355-2244
Open 
 Anderson, Calero, Coyote, Lexington  

 Implementation/Construction  
California Department of Water Resources Tanya Veldhuizen 
tanyav@water.ca.gov 
(916) 657-3609
Open 
 Pyramid Lake  

 Implementation/Construction  
City of Napa Public Works Water Division Joy Eldredge
jeldredge@cityofnapa.org
(707)257-9319
Open 
 Lake Hennessey 

Vulnerability Assessment 
Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District John Friedenbach   friedenbach@hbmwd.com 
(707)443-5018 
Open 
 Ruth Lake 

 Implementation/Construction  
Lake County Watershed Protection District Scott De Leon scott.deleon@lakecountyca.gov  (707)263-2344 Open 
 Clear Lake 

 Implementation/Construction  
Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Dennis Zabaglo
dzabaglo@trpa.org
(775)589-5255
Open 
 Lake Tahoe 

 Implementation/Construction  
Town of Truckee Police Department Dan Olsen
dolsen@townoftruckee.com
(530) 582-2323
Open 
 Donner Lake  

 Implementation/Construction  
United States Army Corps of Engineers Poppy Lozoff   poppy.l.lozoff@usace.army.mil 
(707) 467-4237
Open 
 Lake Sonoma, Lake Mendocino  

 Implementation/Construction  
US Bureau of Reclamation, New Melones Sandra Patania
spatania@usbr.gov
(209) 536-9094
Open 
 New Melones Lake  

 Implementation/Construction  
California Department of Water Resources Tanya Veldhuizen
tanyav@water.ca.gov
(916) 657-3609
Open 
 Castaic Lake  

 Implementation/Construction  
United States Army Corps of Engineers Poppy Lozoff   poppy.l.lozoff@usace.army.mil 
(707) 467-4237 
Open 
 Lake Sonoma, Lake Mendocino 

 Implementation/Construction  
California State Parks Lee Sencenbaugh  
lsenc@parks.ca.gov              
(209) 826-1196
Open 
 San Luis Reservoir 

 Implementation/Construction  
Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District John Friedenbach   friedenbach@hbmwd.com 
(707)443-5018 
Open 
 Ruth Lake 

 Implementation/Construction  
Lake County Watershed Protection District Scott De Leon scott.deleon@lakecountyca.gov  (707)263-2344 Open 
 Clear Lake 

 Implementation/Construction  
Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Dennis Zabaglo
dzabaglo@trpa.org
(775)589-5255
Open 
 Lake Tahoe 

 Implementation/Construction  
Town of Truckee Police Department Dan Olsen
dolsen@townoftruckee.com
(530) 582-2323
Open 
 Donner Lake  

 Implementation/Construction  
United States Army Corps of Engineers Poppy Lozoff   poppy.l.lozoff@usace.army.mil 
(707) 467-4237
Open 
 Lake Sonoma, Lake Mendocino  

 Implementation/Construction  
US Bureau of Reclamation, New Melones Sandra Patania
spatania@usbr.gov
(209) 536-9094
Open 
 New Melones Lake  

 Implementation/Construction  
California Department of Water Resources Tanya Veldhuizen
tanyav@water.ca.gov
(916) 657-3609
Open 
 Castaic Lake  

 Implementation/Construction  
United States Army Corps of Engineers Poppy Lozoff   poppy.l.lozoff@usace.army.mil 
(707) 467-4237 
Open 
 Lake Sonoma, Lake Mendocino 

 Implementation/Construction  
California State Parks Lee Sencenbaugh  
lsenc@parks.ca.gov              
(209) 826-1196
Open 
 San Luis Reservoir 

 Implementation/Construction  

2014-2015

Agency Contact Grant Status Location Project Description
Casitas Municipal Water District Carol Belser
cbelser@casitaswater.com
(805) 649-2233
Closed  Lake Casitas

Vulnerability Assessment

Nevada Irrigation District Peggy Davidson
davidson@nidwater.com
(530) 913-8854
Open  Rollins Scott Flats Combie Vulnerability Assessment
Town of Truckee  Dan Olsen
dolsen@townoftruckee.com
(530) 582-2323
Open  Donner Lake
 Implementation/Construction  
Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Dennis Zabaglo
dzabaglo@trpa.org
(775) 589-5255
Open  Lake Tahoe
 Implementation/Construction  
County of Lake Watershed Protection District Scott De Leon
scott.deleon@lakecountyca.gov
(707) 263-2344
Open  Clear Lake
 Implementation/Construction  
County of Santa Clara Parks and Recreation Department Robb Courtney
robb.courtney@prk.sccgov.org
(408) 355-2244
Closed  Anderson Calero Coyote Lexington
Stevens Creek

 Implementation/Construction  
Modesto Reservoir Regional Park Cathy Gomez
cgomez@parksrec.org
(209) 525-6783
Open Modesto
 Implementation/Construction  
Woodward Reservoir Regional Park Cathy Gomez
cgomez@parksrec.org
(209) 525-6783
Open Woodward
 Implementation/Construction  
East Bay Regional Park District Tiffany Margulici
tmargulici@ebparks.org
(510)544-2204
Closed
Lake Berryessa 

 Implementation/Construction  

Oakdale Irrigation District 
South San Joaquin 
Irrigation District 
TRI-DAM Project 
Hydro-Electric Generations, Water and Irrigation District, Reservoir Operator

 

Susan Larson
slarson@tridamproject.com
(209) 785-3838

Pending Contractor Certification Clause Puddingstone
Vulnerability Assessment 
East Bay Municipal Utility District Tim Cox
timothy.cox@ebmud.com
(209) 772-8256
Pending
Big Bear Lake

 Implementation/Construction 
Solano County Alexander Rabidoux
arabidoux@scwa2.com
(707)455-1106
Pending
Big Bear Lake

 Implementation/Construction 
County of Los Angeles, Department of Parks and Recreation Imee Perius
iperius@parks.lacounty.gov
(213) 738-2972
Open
Big Bear Lake

 Implementation/Construction 
Big Bear Municipal Water District Mike Stephenson
mstephenson@bbmwd.net
(909) 866-5796
Open
Big Bear Lake

 Implementation/Construction