Public Notices

  • 2014 Egeria Densa Control Program
    • The California Department of Parks and Recreation, Division of Boating and Waterways will be conducting herbicide treatments to control Egeria densa in certain locations of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Region. The following information is subject to change based on governmental requirements, weather conditions, plant growth, waterway traffic, and other conditions. Click here to learn more.
  • Notice of Flashboards Removal/Boat Lock Suspension at Suisun Marsh Salinity Control Gates
    • The California Department of Water Resources advises that it will remove the flashboards and suspend boat lock operations at the Suisun Marsh Salinity Control Gates, located 2.2 nautical miles from the easterly end of Montezuma Slough at coordinates, 38°05’36”N 121°53’07”W, on June 3, 2014.

      After June 3rd mariners are advised to use the Maintenance Channel on the east side of the slough.  The boat lock will be closed to boat traffic.  Signs and lights will be posted to warn vessels to avoid the boat lock. Click here to learn more.
  • Notice of Proposed Re-adopted Emergency Rulemaking &
  • Proposed Emergency Regulation Re-adoption
  • Addendum to Proposed Emergency Regulation Re-adoption

    Please see the Emergency Notice Re-adoption documents above that the Department of Parks and Recreation, Division of Boating and Waterways (department) intends to submit to the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) on March 17, 2014.

    On October 1, 2013, the emergency regulations for the Quagga and Zebra Mussel Infestation Prevention Fee were approved by OAL. The department requests to readopt the emergency regulations after the department has made substantial progress towards the adoption of the permanent regulations, such as collection of fees, progress towards completion of the permanent regulations, and hiring of staff needed to manage the Quagga and Zebra Mussel Infestation Prevention Program.

  • Water Hyacinth Control Program
    • The California Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) is conducting herbicide treatments to control Water Hyacinth in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Region. Click here to learn more.
  • Spongeplant Control Program
    • The California Department of Parks and Recreation, Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) was designated as the lead agency to manage South American spongeplant by California Assembly Bill 1540 (Buchanan, Chapter 188, Statutes of 2012). The new Spongeplant Control Program will be operated in parallel with the existing Water Hyacinth Control Program (WHCP) and Egeria densa Control Program (EDCP). Spongeplant is a floating, non-native, invasive aquatic weed with the potential to negatively impact navigation, agricultural pumping and the Delta ecosystem. Click here to learn more.
    • The California Department of Parks and Recreation, Division of Boating and Waterways has completed, and is making available for public review, a Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) on the Spongeplant Control Program (SCP) (State Clearinghouse #2014012030). Click here for Volume I and Volume II.