Good news, Santa Clara County is off the list.
The ban on boats from Santa Clara County has been lifted as of January 1, 2009.
"EBMUD has recently undertaken research to determine just how vulnerable its waterways are to these invaders. Scientific consultants have completed the first phase of an examination of the water chemistry and conditions at Pardee, Camanche, San Pablo, Lafayette, Briones, Upper San Leandro and Chabot Reservoirs. This information, combined with up to date information about the life cycle and survivability of invasive mussels and other aquatic invasive species, has allowed EBMUD to adjust the prevention program for 2009 based on relative risk and cost factors at the respective reservoirs. In general, the reservoirs in the foothills (Pardee and Camanche) are less vulnerable to mussel infestation than are the reservoirs in the East Bay. Consequently, the physical inspection program at the foothill reservoirs will be reduced.
The physical inspection process at the East Bay reservoirs will remain at 100% of incoming vessels. An explanation of the Vessel Inspection Program follows."
http://www.ebmud.com/services/recreatio ... mussel.htm
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