An important component to the health of Lake Havasu happened this past weekend when the Lake Havasu Divers Association along with the Bureau of Land Management hosted the second annual Steamboat Cove cleanup Sunday.
Thirty-five divers from the Mohave and San Bernardino county sheriff’s departments, the Lake Havasu City Police Department, BLM, Sea Scouts and LHDA members participated in the cleanup.
According to Kathy Weydig of LHDA, divers spend the equivalent of 31.5 dive hours underwater collecting trash from red Solo cups to beer cans to sunglasses to box anchors to cash and more. An old tire, an Apple watch, hats, fishing poles and a propeller were among some of the items brought up for the lake bottom.
Land support included Sea Scout canoes, three Sea Scout snorkelers and a BLM kayak. Weydig said one of the group’s favorite divers, Lynn Bouhafna of the Donut Post, brought coffee and donuts for all.
The association has scheduled an underwater cleanup of Bridgewater Channel Oct. 24.