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Boat-inspection policy keeps invasive species out of Tahoe

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — A mandatory boat-inspection program continues to pay dividends for Lake Tahoe, a conservation agency said, as 36 boats harboring invasive plants, mussels and snails were prevented from entering the lake in 2013. In all, 4,221 boats were decontaminated with hot water at roadside inspection stations last year to prevent invasive species from entering Tahoe’s waters, according to the California Resource Conservation District. The results are a credit to the inspection program, said Patrick Stone, senior wildlife and fisheries biologist for the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency. “We’re very happy with the watercraft inspectors’ diligence and accuracy,” he …

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