Zebra mussels

Infested waters list grows with zebra mussels finds

(Photo by Brian Peterson)Several Minnesota waterways have been added to the infested waters list after Zebra mussels were recently confirmed on those waterways, the Minnesota DNR reported Monday, Oct. 15. On Big Fish Lake in Stearns County, a lake services contractor found adult zebra mussels in two locations in the lake during a routine aquatic invasive species survey. A DNR invasive species…

Contest seeking innovative solutions to eradicate invasive zebra, quagga mussels

Zebra mussels, like these, and quagga mussels are two of the most disruptive invasive species in our waters. (Photo by Mike Schoonveld)I recently wrote and reported on the giveaway of Michigan tax dollars to scientists, deep-thinkers and/or used car salesmen who could envision the best method of keeping those pesky Asian carp (now endemic in much of the Mississippi River…

South Dakota parks continue to step up zebra mussels containment efforts

(Photo by Brian Peterson)YANKTON, S.D. — Conservation officials in a southeast South Dakota park are ramping up containment of invasive zebra mussels for the upcoming season. Tourists nationwide visit Yankton’s Lewis and Clark Recreation Area, which has become infested with the damage-causing mussels. Conservation officer Dan Altman told the Yankton Press & Dakotan that they’re trying to manage the mussels…

Zebra mussels continue to find their way into Texas waters

(Photo courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)AUSTIN — Texas Parks and Wildlife Department biologists have classified Lake Georgetown as infested with an established, reproducing population of invasive zebra mussels and have also changed the status of Lake Livingston to fully infested. Lake Georgetown is a 1,297-acre impoundment controlled by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, located just north of…

Zebra mussels confirmed in Hennepin County’s Medicine Lake

The Minnesota DNR has confirmed zebra mussels in Medicine Lake, northwest of Minneapolis in Plymouth in Hennepin County. A lakeshore property owner notified the DNR and Three Rivers Park District staff, when a lake service provider business found one adult zebra mussel on a dock they were removing from the lake. DNR invasive species staff confirmed two more adult zebra…

Zebra mussels confirmed in Stearns County’s Knaus Lake

The Minnesota DNR has confirmed zebra mussels in Knaus Lake, southwest of St. Cloud in Stearns County, the agency said in a news release Thursday, Nov. 2. DNR invasive species specialists confirmed two adult zebra mussels on a dock and an adjacent water intake pipe in Knaus Lake, and three more attached to docks at the Lions Park public access…

Zebra mussels confirmed in lakes in Crow Wing, Itasca counties

(Photo by Brian Peterson)The Minnesota DNR has confirmed zebra mussels in Serpent Lake in Crow Wing County and in Dora Lake and connected waters in Itasca County. A lake service provider business removing a dock from Serpent Lake contacted the DNR after finding several suspected zebra mussels. DNR invasive species specialists confirmed zebra mussels attached to vegetation hanging from a…

Program to protect against invasive mussels in Montana has money issues

(Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks photo)POLSON, Mont. — A pilot program to help protect the Flathead Basin from invasive aquatic mussels faces funding problems on two fronts. The Flathead Basin Commission was to administer a program that could add more boat certification stations along with automated inspection and detection devices with funding from the sale of a boat sticker. However,…

Zebra mussels found in Iowa-Nebraska border lake

The Iowa DNR is watching Carter Lake after juvenile zebra mussels were recently found in a water sample collected by Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC) staff. Although veligers were detected, intensive sampling the past week did not find any adult zebra mussels. Carter Lake, a border water, is jointly managed by the Iowa DNR and NGPC. The Iowa DNR…