Lake Combie Association
Quagga & Zebra Mussel Information

NID Watercraft Self Inspection for Lake Combie

Only clean, drained, and dry watercraft and equipment may be used on Lake Combie.

All watercraft and equipment entering Lake Combie must be inspected for Quagga and Zebra Mussels. This includes all boats, canoes, kayaks, Stand Up Paddleboards, sail boats, rubber rafts, fishing waders, scuba gear, etc.

If your boat or any object, including but not limited to life vests, skis, and sails on your boat is wet, damp, or moist, you may not launch your watercraft.

NID has created a self-inspection form that is required for all watercraft launched on Lake Combie. When completed, it should be carried on your watercraft. A copy of the form can be found at: Self Inspection Form

California Fish & Game site on Quagga and Zebra Mussels - site contains a wealth of information on where where they have been found in California and how to prevent spreading the mussels.  There are several training videos and courses on how to prevent spreading mussels.  The training video DVD on mussels is available for check-out from any LCA Board Member.

Protect Your Waters - site sponsored by the US Fish & Wildlife Services and the Coast Guard.  To prevent spreading aquatic nuisance species, they advocate the following:

Clean, Drain & Dry - Simple Procedure

Read their site for more information.

Tahoe Boat Inspections - If you are planning on bringing a boat to Tahoe, starting in 2010 there is a mandatory boat inspection and sticker program in effect.  Refer to this site to get details.