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CASTAIC TO LAUNCH NO-CHARGE CRUISES.



Byline: Daily News

It's not the Caribbean, but then again it's free.

Cruises on Castaic Lake Castaic Lake is a lake on Castaic Creek formed by Castaic Dam, in northwestern Los Angeles County, California, near the town of Castaic. The 323,700 acre foot lake (399,000,000 m³) is the terminus of the West Branch of the California Aqueduct, though some comes from the 154 mi²  will be offered monthly starting Saturday. Volunteers and lifeguards will take about a dozen people aboard a pontoon pontoon, one of a number of floats used chiefly to support a bridge, to raise a sunken ship, or to float a hydroplane or a floating dock. Pontoons have been built of wood, of hides stretched over wicker frames, of copper or tin sheet metal sheathed over wooden  boat for free two-hour educational cruises around the upper lake to view the plant life and animals and to learn about the fish that thrive in Castaic's waters.

``I'll take them to the coves to see what the lake is really like,'' said tour leader Jason Partee. ``We'll visit some birds' nests - there's a hawk's nest - and we'll talk a little about the ecology, the lake history. I'll them about the water system.''

Partee suggests bringing binoculars and a snack - or even lunch - for when the boat anchors for a break.

Lake officials advise calling the recreation area at 257-4050 for reservations, then showing up at the upper-lake dock just before 10 a.m. The boat holds about a dozen people.

Frank Gonzalez, lake superintendent, said tour groups will see the wildlife that has moved in to the man-made lake habitat. Castaic is part of the State Water Project and supplies drinking water drinking water

supply of water available to animals for drinking supplied via nipples, in troughs, dams, ponds and larger natural water sources; an insufficient supply leads to dehydration; it can be the source of infection, e.g. leptospirosis, salmonellosis, or of poisoning, e.g.
 as well as hydroelectric power hydroelectric power: see power, electric; water power.
hydroelectric power

Electricity produced from generators driven by water turbines that convert the energy in falling or fast-flowing water to mechanical energy.
.

Cruises will be offered the second Saturday of the month through Sept. 13 on a pilot-program basis. If successful, the program will be considered for continuation through the winter when the lake draws Canada geese and other migratory migratory /mi·gra·to·ry/ (mi´grah-tor?e)
1. roving or wandering.

2. of, pertaining to, or characterized by migration; undergoing periodic migration.


migratory

emanating from or pertaining to migration.
 birds.
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Publication:Daily News (Los Angeles, CA)
Date:Jun 10, 1997
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