With warm weather in the forecast and recreational water sports gearing up, health and water resource officials across the state are reminding the public to be mindful of harmful algal blooms (HAB) in lakes, streams and reservoirs, and to keep children and pets away from these HABs if they see one.
There’s been a lot of talk recently about whether it is safe to swim in Clear Lake. There are two issues involved in the discussion. The first is the use of herbicides to control nuisance aquatic vegetation. From the County’s perspective and based on the environmental documentation prepared for the aquatic weed control program, the herbicides do not adversely affect the water for swimming. Tribal environmental offices may differ in their opinion of the program, but the County’s position is that the areas treated with the herbicides are safe for swimming.
In order to support beneficial uses of Clear Lake, the Lake County Department of Water Resources is providing defined areas around the lake free of noxious plants.
What might have caused the recent appearance of dead fish along the shore of Clear Lake?
District 3 Supervisor Jim Steele will hold a meeting to discuss the make up of and process for establishing the West Region Town Hall (WRTH), an advisory council to the Board of Supervisors. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 24 @ 6:00 pm at the Bachelor Valley Grange located on 9355 Government Street in Upper Lake.
In partnership with the Cities of Lakeport and Clearlake, the County of Lake will soon begin removing abandoned vehicles, through a joint powers agreement called the Abandoned Vehicle Abatement (AVA) Service Authority. The AVA Commission is authorized by sections 22710 and 9250.7 of the California Vehicle Code, and members of the Clearlake and Lakeport City Councils and the Lake County Board of Supervisors serve as commissioners.
Clear Lake shoreline residents should be aware that Lake County Water Resources Department staff will be on the lake over the next several months verifying the size of piers and docks and their lakeward projection beyond a depth of zero Rumsey to update our lakebed structure database. To accomplish this, County staff may take measurements on or around your dock or pier. We appreciate your cooperation with this effort.
If you have any questions or desire more information, please call the Lake County Department of Water Resources at (707) 263-2344.
Local Independent news publisher John Jensen of the Lake County News showed up to provide a presentation about Lake County News and local media on short notice Wednesday morning to the assembled group of around 15 NSBA members at Judy's Junction
Property owners are reminded that any repair, replacement of improvements of existing piers or dock facilities on Clear Lake damaged as a consequence of the high water and winds will require a permit from the Lake County Water Resources Department. New construction will likewise require a permit as well.
For more information contact the Water Resources Department at (707) 263-2344.
April 1, 2017 has been set aside to honor Lake County senior citizens by a group hoping to make a difference in the lives of seniors, elders and the non-profit centers that serve meals, both in-home and at the centers, and provide other support services.