Lake Tahoe Boat Inspection: Where to Get Your Boat Inspected
By: Tahoe South
Boating season is underway and Lake Tahoe boat inspection stations for your motorized boats and watercraft are officially open. Love Tahoe’s clear blue water? Make sure you get your Tahoe boat checked – it’s critical to the lake’s health.
So, what are they checking for? Aquatic invasive species (AIS) like quagga and zebra mussels; they’re quite problematic and are known to multiply quickly and colonize underwater surfaces, including docks and piers, water supply and filtration systems, buoys, moored boats and even the beautiful rocky shoreline.
They destroy fish habitat, ruin boat engines, and can negatively impact water quality and the local economy, recreation and ecosystem. Boats and other watercraft are the largest transporters of AIS, and the inspection program is critical to preventing their spread into Lake Tahoe and other water bodies. Knowingly transporting AIS into Lake Tahoe is against the law, and violators may be subject to fines.
… your boat prior to arriving at Lake Tahoe boat inspection stations.