Tag: Big Bear Lake MWD

BBCCSD’s GM Scott Heule Announces Retirement

Big Bear City, CA – Scott Heule, the General Manager of the Big Bear Community Services District since 2014, announced that he will retire from his position as head of the agency on July 21, 2017. During his tenure at the BBCCSD, the district adopted it’s first official agency Mission Statement and five-year strategic plan, and updated it’s branding to help celebrate the agency’s 50th anniversary. Heule stated, “It has been a high honor to serve the citizens and visitors of Big Bear City and work with a dedicated Board of Directors and highly professional staff providing water, sewer,...

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MWD Hatching Rainbows

The Big Bear Municipal Water District, whose mission is to manage Big Bear Lake, is embarking on a remarkable effort to help enhance the trout population and fishing opportunities for Big Bear Lake.   Hatchery raised fish which are then planted in lakes throughout California is a common practice but access to young trout for planting have been a challenge due to drought conditions and hatchery closures.   Mike Stephenson and the MWD board are pursuing a local, indoor, high tech hatchery to be located on underutilized MWD property now being used for RV parking and boat storage. After a...

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USCG Auxiliary Boating Class

Big Bear Lake, CA, May 22nd, 2016 – This summer, the US Coast Guard Auxiliary is again offering “About Boating Safety” courses on Saturday, June 11th and again on August 20th. This fun and exciting course will cover topics such as boating laws, personal safety equipment, safe boat handling, navigation rules, personal watercraft safety, as well as local rules and knowledge. The first of the two 8-hour, one-day courses will meet on Saturday June 11th, from 8:00 to 5:30 p.m. at the MWD Board Room located at 40524 Lakeview Drive. If you cannot attend this course, another is being offered on August 20th. Upon...

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Boating Under the Influence

Big Bear Lake, CA, August 19, 2015 – Shortly after 2:30 p.m. on August 17, deputies from the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station responded to a report of a male adult being severely injured as a result of a boating accident on Big Bear Lake. While on vacation in Big Bear, Shillan Jalalian and Iman Jalalian, sister and brother, rented a boat from a local marina. Shillan was driving the boat when Iman was ejected from the vessel into the lake. When Shillan circled the area where her brother entered the water to pick him up, Iman was injured by the propeller of the boat. Shillan jumped into the lake in an attempt to rescue Iman. Officers from the Municipal Water District (MWD) were patrolling the area on the lake and responded when they realized the tourists were in distress. Iman was found to have severe lacerations to both of his legs and at least one broken bone. Both subjects were pulled from the water on to the MWD boat and transported to the West Boat Ramp where paramedics from Big Bear Fire were waiting to administer medical aid. Iman Jalalian was airlifted by Mercy Air from the West Boat Ramp to Loma Linda Medical Center for further treatment of his injuries. Deputies from SBCSD’s Boating Accident Investigation Team responded to the scene to conduct further investigation of the incident....

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Big Bear Lake Is Open For The Season

Big Bear Lake, CA, April 2, 2015 – Yesterday, Big Bear Municipal Water District opened the Carol Morrison East Launch Ramp for the 2015 season. The public boat launch ramp, which has been closed for the winter, gives boat owners the opportunity to launch onto the lake for boating and fishing, and is especially good news for anglers that prefer trolling over shoreline fishing. In addition to the public launch ramp opening, five Big Bear Lake marinas are now open for the 2015 season. On May 8, the Duane Boyer West Launch Ramp will open offering even more public access to the lake. To celebrate Big Bear Lake’s opening day, Big Bear MWD planted approximately one million fingerling trout into the lake. This should help increase the trout population for years to come. In addition to the fresh load of fingerling trout, the MWD plans to plant two more truckloads of 250,000 larger trout that are approximately 10 to 12 inches within the next two weeks. In addition to the ‘pink-meat’ that Big Bear Lake is famous for, it also has both large mouth and small mouth bass, catfish, crappie, and...

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