Compliance and Evaluation
- Aquatic Ecology
- Bay Delta Monitoring and Analysis
- Environmental Real Time Monitoring
- Feather River Program
- Interagency Ecological Program (IEP)
- Special Studies Research
- Office of Water Quality
- Drinking Water Quality
- Environmental Water Quality & Estuarine Studies
Dean Messer, Chief
3500 Industrial Blvd.
West Sacramento, CA 95691
P.O. Box 942836
Sacramento, CA 94236-0001
What You Can Do to Help:
Help Stop the Spread:
Zebra and quagga mussels cause devastating impacts on municipal water systems, water recreation opportunities and businesses, and fisheries. Currently, they are widespread in eastern and midwestern states, and are rapidly spreading in Southern California. Zebra mussels have been found as far north as San Benito County. We need your help to stop these mussels from spreading to uninfested lakes, rivers and streams in California.
Zebra and quagga mussels are transported from one waterbody to another in vessels. Microscopic larval mussels can “hitchhike” in water remaining in livewells, bilge tanks, engine cooling systems, and bait buckets. Juvenile and adult mussels can hitchhike attached to boat hulls, engine drive units, and boat trailers. Adult zebra and quagga mussels can survive for several days out of the water if in a moist, shaded area, and for over a week in wet areas such as bilges and livewells.
How to Inspect and Clean Boats and Trailers:
Learn how to identify zebra
and quagga mussels.
Where to Look for Zebra and Quagga Mussels:
Early detection is key