Lake Havasu Marine Association

The Lake Havasu Marine Association buoy team has been busy out on the lake this summer. A few weeks ago, boater John Gallagher from Southern California was about a mile north of Black Meadow Landing, approximately 50 to 100 yards off the California shoreline when his boat encountered an unmarked submerged rock pile causing enough damage to his sterndrive and prop that he needed a tow back to the launch ramp. Later, Gallagher made a few phone calls to local agencies since the hazard wasn't marked. And one of the calls was to the Marine Association.

Since the Marine Association already maintains over forty buoys on the lake, they just added one more for good measure to alert boaters of the newly discovered hazard. So be careful out there this summer and be on the watch for “John's Rock” as it has been named. When boaters find unmarked hazards on the lake, please contact the Marine Association and swift action will be taken.

The picture above is what John's Rock looks like from an aerial view.

Our next quarterly meeting will be held on
Wed. September14, 2016
at Shugrues 6:00pm

Developer/Partners, Jim Komick, John Guthrie and Mychal Gordon will present up to date information on:

"The New Lake Havasu State Park
at Contact Point"

Our Volunteer Coordinators are responsible for our program management on the lake.
We thank them for their time and dedication to the Marine Association.
Feel free to call them directly if you would like to get involved.

  • Operations Coordinator - Dan Herron (928) 566-9414
  • BLM & Buoy Coordinator - Bill Mackie (619) 992-4807
  • Grant Coordinator -Rich Miers (928) 486-04
  • Mussel Coordinator-Dan Barry - Parker (928) 310-4228
  • Mussel Coordinator- Windsor - Paul Nave- (949) 933-1595
  • Special Activities Coordinator - Wayne West (719) 332-5256
  • Fishing Coordinator - Jeff Dean (928) 715-2825
  • Coast Guard Liaison- Ron Buckholtz (909) 374-9664
  • Designated Captain Coordinator-Dale Bowers (928) 486-5782
  • Alberta, Canada Mussel Coordinator- Bill Evans (780) 441-1824
  • Lake Clean Up Coordinator - Corky Deenik (619) 857-0062
Sticker a Mussel
SCORECARD
Lake Havasu Report
Total for July
YTD
Running Total - 40 months
# Trailers Stickered

762

4459

20,914
From California
519

1863

10,529
From other States

20

463

1,923
From Canada

0

35
128
From Nevada
10
107
250
LAKE HAVASU (only)
July 2016
YTD
Running Total
# Trailers Stickered
566
3938
19,002
From California
403
1610
9,489
From Other States (not AZ, CA, NV)
12
432
1828
From Canada
0
34
71
From Nevada
8
105
169
BLM Parker Strip Report
July 2016
YTD
Running Total
# Trailers Stickered
102
222
824
From California
36
83
425
From other States
1
16
30
From Canada
0
0
0
BLM PARKER, AZ (only)
July 2016
YTD
Running Total
# Trailers Stickered
0
0
262
From California
0
0
169
From Other States
0
0
11
From Canada
0
0
0
YUMA, AZ
July 2016
YTD
Running Total
# Trailers Stickered
94
299
664
From California
80
170
259
From Other States
1
24
71
From Canada
0
0
0

Trending 1: California boaters continue to flock to Lake Havasu for their boating recreation. Between local Southern California lakes that are closed due to an outbreak of an excessive blue-green algae bloom (Lake Silverwood, Lake Elsinore, Pyramid Lake and Orville Reservoir) and record low water levels because of the lingering drought, Lake Havasu and the lower Colorado River have understandably become the number one choice for southwest boaters. In July, over 68 percent (the highest percentage recorded so far in our 41-month campaign) of the contacted boaters were from California. Looking at just the Lake Havasu numbers, 71% were California boaters.

This is an important trend to monitor since many of these out-of-state registered boats, unless stored in Havasu, will be traveling back to California on weekends. This places an additional burden on California border stations with increased numbers of boats to inspect for staff.

 

Mussel Report

 

Need a sticker? List of "stickerers" on our web site www.lhmarineassn.com

Trending 2: This is a follow-up to last month's firsthand account of a recent AIS inspection experience by our Lake Havasu Marine Association member/Fishing Coordinator Jeff Dean. As previously reported, Jeff was moving his pontoon boat from Lake Havasu (after being in-water for approximately six months during the winter) to Big Bear Lake in the San Bernardino mountains for the summer season. After failing to pass the initial agriculture border station AIS inspection at Needles, CA, Jeff did the required decon in Havasu, had it re-inspected at the border station and got the appropriate clearance from California Fish and Game mussel specialists to launch his boat at Big Bear Lake. Jeff's pontoon was now in a slip at the Holloway Marina.

Unbeknownst to him, a couple of weeks later, Jeff's father and sister discovered his boat was no longer in the slip. Jeff questioned marina staff about the whereabouts of his pontoon, and located it on the marina property out of the water. Marina staff informed Jeff that Metropolitan Water District had ordered the boat (and three other boats) to be removed from the lake, placed on trailers (not Jeff's trailer) and held for an additional AIS inspection by MWD personnel.

The good news is the pontoon passed the MWD inspection and was later returned to the marina slip (however, one of the other boats did not pass inspection). This situation does raise questions regarding the AIS inspection protocol.

Apparently the border inspection station at Needles Faxed MWD in Big Bear that the boat was headed for the lake.

Shouldn't the boat owner be notified in advance if someone, or agency, is about to take possession of personal property? Who assumes the liability for the boat while it is being moved and re-inspected?

Do boats that have been identified as having mussels and entering California need two separate AIS inspections upon reaching their final destination (one by California Fish and Game and another by MWD if that water body is under MWD jurisdiction)?

If two separate agency inspections are needed, shouldn't the public be made aware of that requirement before that boat is allowed to initially launch?

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Lake Havasu Marine Association
1642 McCulloch Blvd #173 • Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403
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