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What Lurks Beneath Lake Havasu? Havasu Divers Cleanup Brings Trash To The Surface

What Lurks Beneath Lake Havasu? Havasu Divers Cleanup Brings Trash To The Surface
Becky Maxedon / 21 Sep 2020 / 24 Comments » Comments

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.

photo courtesy Kathy Weydig

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.

photo courtesy Kathy Weydig

photo courtesy Kathy Weydig

24 Comments » Comments:

24 Responses to “What Lurks Beneath Lake Havasu? Havasu Divers Cleanup Brings Trash To The Surface”

  1. Robert says:

    Thank you Mojave County sheriffs department BSO Ed ConnieThank you San Bernardino county BLM and all participated in that clean up it’s very very sad there’s that much trash down there thank you each and everyone of you

  2. Teria says:

    If only there were a way to identify who dropped the trash and mail it to them as another nation is doing. Or perhaps get pictures of the thrashers in the act and post the pictures on Social Media. I guess I am just dreaming that when we talk about being better to one another our environment be included in the conversation. I’m just sayin’.

  3. Kerry says:

    Thank you for doing such an informative article -we always need to know what’s going on with the garbage … Dirty subject but somebody has to talk about it
    Excellent this is done on an annual basis✅

  4. Craig Clausen says:

    Thats very sad to see . Thank you for cleaning and protecting the lake

  5. Sandra says:

    Thank You, Thank You, Thank You.Your time and energy is very much Appreciated to ALL who participated in the cleanup.

  6. patty bauer says:

    My husband Bob and the Boat crew of the LHC Marine Association go out every Monday of each week, to gatherThey are the ones that keep this lake looking nice. If not for them the animals would spread the mess and it would lane in the lake.|??

  7. Joe Byers says:

    Great job we should appreciate what they do clean our lake

  8. Darlene R Beukelman says:

    So glad for these people.

  9. Linda says:

    GREAT JOB! Thank you 🙂

  10. Saltydog says:

    Awsum work out u guys)gals

  11. Saltydog says:

    If we did this in all waterways clean america we luv u

  12. Bill Paugh says:

    You guys are awesome! Thank you for cleaning up the lake we love …

  13. Jeanie says:

    This is awesome of these brave people, thank you! I’m a tourist from Minnesota. I come there on the once a year , people are so reckless of their behaviours don’t care. Beautiful lake and people in the area.

  14. Jack Carothers says:

    Most grateful to the divers for giving their time and effort cleaning the bottom of our lake. Thanks folks!

    Jack Carothers

  15. Rey says:

    God bless all the people who have there time and money to keep our water way clean

  16. John DeBruyn says:

    I have been coming to River area since the 1950,s.
    I a! Giad to read that That The Lake is getting all all this help to stay Clean

  17. Dean Cassinelli says:

    What is going to happen to all the belongingness that still have value? Like anchors etc.

  18. Rex Bell says:

    You are doing a FANTASTIC job.
    Too bad you can’t caught those Litter Bugs and Fine them!

  19. Mary Flowers says:

    God bless each and every one of you who had a part in cleaning up Lake Havasu and the up coming work you have scheduled for the Bridgewater Channel! Thank you so much your hard work is greatly appreciated!

  20. Rick says:

    I’m thinking you need and other lakes hire people to watch. then fine them with hefty fines. a few time of that it a lot of it would stop.

  21. Jon Schuler Jr says:

    I’m a scuba diver too. But I don’t have any gear. But I am PADI certified. – Jon Schuler Jr

  22. Kat says:

    I thank you all for your help and support finding others trash and lost items.you do a excellent job..
    If ever some one can metal detect an area please let me know…

  23. John says:

    Thank you drivers and all who helped

  24. Holly says:

    I just to know WHY it took so long to find Raegen?

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