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"Clean, Drain, and Dry" Protocols for Watercraft/Equipment Leaving All AIS Affected Waters
(A.R.S. 17-255; Director's Order 3)


Arizona Game and Fish Department Aquatic Invasive Species Decontamination Procedures (A.R.S. 17-255—Director's Order 3)

Day Users: Any watercraft, boats, vehicles, conveyances, or other equipment that have been in or on aquatic invasive species (AIS) listed waters for 5 days or less (Mead, Mohave, Havasu and Pleasant).

Day-Use Decontamination Procedures:

Step 1.
Before leaving the vicinity of the AIS listed water, clean/remove any clinging material.

Step 2.
Remove the plug and drain the water.

Step 3.
Dry completely.

LONG TERM USERS AND MOORED BOATS: 

Any watercraft, boats, vehicles, equipment, or conveyances that have been in or on aquatic invasive species (AIS) listed waters for more than 5 days.

Mandatory decontamination protocols must include minimum dry times.

Long-term Moored Boat Decontamination Procedures:

Step 1.
Clean/remove any clinging material.

Step 2.
Remove the plug and drain the water.

Step 3.
Physically remove all visible attached mussels.

Step 4.
Flush engine and cooling system with pressurized hot water.

Step 5.
Keep the boat out of the water and dry (desiccation) for a minimum of 18 consecutive days during the months of November through April or 7 consecutive days from May through October.

Step 6.
Completely fill out and file the required Aquatic Invasive Species Boating Inspection Report (AISBIR). This form can be downloaded at www.azgfd.gov/ais.