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12A Wednesday, June 29, 2011 Indian Valley Record Water s00ports enthusiast ask00ed for help The Lake Almanor com- munity, Plumas County and the California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) urges boaters and water enthusi- asts to prevent the spread of invasive mussels in Califor- nia waters during the com- ing months. Everyone who visits a lake or reservoir should take care to clean, drain and dry their boats, watercraft or any other equipment that comes in contact with the water, both before arrival and upon departure. !'The law prohibits the possession and transporta- tion of quagga or zebra mus- sels, whether on a boat or on any other item like a rock, bucket or log," said Nancy Foley, DFG chief of law enforcement. "It's crucial for boaters and water enthu- that anyone who uses public siasts. They spread from one waters take the time to make sure they're not adding to the spread of these mussels. Just one boat can contami- nate an entire freshwater body and destroy fisheries." body of water to another by "hitchhiking" on boats and other equipment. To help prevent the spread of mussels, boaters should inspect all exposed surfaces, Quagga and zebra mussels wash boat hulls thoroughly, are non-native, fast-repro- remove all plants from boat ducing invasive species that and trailer, drain all water, can cause severe problems including lower outboard units, clean and dry livewells and bait buckets and dispose of baitfish in the trash. Watercraft should be dried for at least five days and up to 30 days depending upon the weather between launch- es in different fresh bodies of water. These measures are criti- cal to the state's efforts to TAKE AN EXTRA : Your choice, any sing/e item of furniture or accessory in stock, once during our 4 day sale, this WED., THURS., FRI. & SAT, JUNE 29, 30, JULY 1 & 2 EVERY SOFA EVERY SECTIONAL EVERY SLEEPER EVERY CHAIR EVERY TABLE EVERY MATTRESS EVERY BEDROOM PIECE EVERY DINING ROOM PIECE EVERY LAMP REGULAR OR CLEARANCE PRICED! We are offering every family this one time special added discount to show off our fu//y stocked store/ 10% off applies to furniture sales only purchased and paid for on June 29, 30, July 1 and 2. Does not apply to prior sales. 6 MONTH FINANCING, NO INTEREST, WITH PAYMENTS! oac* safeguard boats and pre- serve high quality fisheries. Travelers are also advised to contact their destination before they lave home in order to see what restric- tions or inspection require- ments are in place. Boaters and water goers entering or returning to California should be prepared for in- spection s at state Depart- ment of Food and Agricul- ture border protection sta- tions. For areas where quagga has been found or is most threatening, inspections may also be conducted bYi DFG and the Department of! Parks and Recreation. In- i spectors will check boats: and other watercraft, and any items that might be onil board. Contaminated vessels and equipment will be con-: fiscated and quarantined. Quagga mussels were firsti detected in the Colorado Riv- er system in January 2007 and were later found in San Diego and Riverside coun- ties by state and local water! agencies. Zebra mussels:: were discovered in San Jus-i to Reservoir in San Benito County in January 2008. Both mollusks can attach to:: and damage almost any sub- merged surface. They can: --Ruin a boat engine by blocking the cooling system! and causing overheating. : --Increase drag on the bot-: tom of a boat, reducing: speed and wasting fuel. --Jam steering equipment i on boats. --Require scraping and re- i painting of boat bottoms. : --Colonize all underwater"-." substrates such as boat:." ramps, docks, lines and oth-ii er underwater surfaces, re-ii quiring constant cleaning. :: Mussels attached to water-i- craft or trailers can be trans-ii ported and spread to other- water bodies. Water in boat engines, bilges, livewells and buckets can carry tiny mussel larvae (called veligers) to other wa- ter bodies as well. A public toll-free hotline has been established for. boaters and anyone involved with acti'ities on lakes and rivers seeking information on the invasive and destruc- tive quagga mussels: (866) 440-9530. For more information on the quagga/zebra mussel re- sponse and what you can do to help prevent their spread in California, visit mussel. Need help DELIVE OVER houseof *Interest will be calculated on your account from the purchase date If the purchase balance is not paid in full within 6 months or if you make a late payment interest will be charged on the total purchase OF RIINflUI00 & CARP00 ONE R.OO00 & HOME 2830 MAIN STREET, SUSANVILLE .... 257-7788 CA LIC448528 I If it'sng we can't'll find s0memm0 can. CONSTRUCTION SINCE 1984 General Building Contractor Calif. Lic. #453927 283-2035