Lake Tahoe boat inspections move to roadside stations Wednesday
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE – Inspections for Lake Tahoe boaters will take place at roadside stations only beginning Wednesday, in the region’s continuing effort to avoid the introduction of aquatic invasive species into the lake.
Off-highway inspection stations will be staffed by Tahoe Resource Conservation District inspectors, between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. for the 2011 boating season. Locations include:
• Meyers, at the junction of US 50 and Highway 89.
• Spooner Summit at the junction of US 50 and Highway 28 in Nevada.
• Highway 267 at Northstar Drive near Truckee.
• Highway 89 at Alpine Meadows Road near Tahoe City.
• Highway 89 at Homewood Resort on Lake Tahoe’s west shore.
An inspection station for Incline Village will be announced early this summer, according to the district. Until then, district crews will continue to conduct inspections only in the Incline Village area at Sand Harbor State Park and Ski Beach boat ramps. Inspections are also required and available at Echo Lake and Fallen Leaf Lake in the Tahoe Basin.
“Inspecting boats for aquatic invasive species at the off-highway stations will help to avoid delays and congestion at the boat ramps,” said Carlos Leonzo, watercraft inspection program manager at TRCD. “New high capacity equipment will also make decontamination of high-risk vessels more convenient and expedient.”
Visit TahoeBoatInspections.com or call 888-824-6267 for updates, fee information, questions or to schedule a decontamination appointment.