Illegal Activities

Examples of negative water impacts:

  • Improper disposal/dumping of automotive fluids
  • Removal of tules and riparian vegetation
  • Dumping of restaurant and household grease/fats and/or mop and cleaning water
  • Illegal grading and clearing: Disturbed soil runs into tributaries clogging waterways after rain/storm events impacting fish habitat
  • Recreational soil disturbance (Off Road/Highway Vehicles, all-terrain vehicles (ATV))
  • Unmaintained/failing construction site procedures
  • Stockpiling/dumping unwanted pears, grapes or organics near a creek/water way
  • Piles of manure allowed or placed near creeks and water ways
  • Garbage dumped near a creek
  • Concrete dumped in or near creeks or waterways
  • Misuse or misapplication of chemicals (herbicides, paint, solvents, fertilizers)
  • Large and small dead animals near or in waterways
  • Sewage spills or discharge near or to waterways
  • Fires and the resulting cleanup
  • Illegal Marijuana grow sites
  • Re-routing water with illegal dams and siphons

Illegal Marijuana cultivation results in residue from garbage and chemicals that flow into the tributaries and waterways of Lake County with rain/storm events.

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