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  • Invasive zebra mussels found in Canyon Lake

    Invasive zebra mussels found in Canyon Lake

    There are now 10 lakes that are infected with zebra mussels.

  • Invasive zebra mussels found in Canyon Lake

    Invasive zebra mussels found in Canyon Lake

    There are now 10 lakes that are infected with zebra mussels.

  • California agencies combatting the spread of invasive quagga and zebra mussels

    California agencies combatting the spread of invasive quagga and zebra mussels

    California agencies combatting the spread of invasive quagga and zebra mussels remind boaters to remain cautious over Labor Day weekend.

  • Juvenile zebra mussels were recently found

    Juvenile zebra mussels were recently found

    The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (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.

  • Boaters Can Help Fight Spread of Invasive Mussels Over Memorial Day Weekend

    Boaters Can Help Fight Spread of Invasive Mussels Over Memorial Day Weekend

    California agencies combatting the spread of invasive quagga and zebra mussels remind boaters to remain cautious over Memorial Day weekend.

  • Invasive Mussels Threaten Colorado Waters

    Invasive Mussels Threaten Colorado Waters

    Boaters coming from other states with mussel infested waters threaten Colorado DURANGO, Colo. – The aggressive aquatic nuisance species inspection program operated by Colorado Parks and Wildlife has been successful in keeping quagga and zebra mussels out of the state. Waters in several surrounding states, however, are infested with mussels and that is a serious problem for Colorado.

  • Lake Hefner Confirms Invasive Zebra Mussels

    Lake Hefner Confirms Invasive Zebra Mussels

    Biologists with the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation and the City of Oklahoma City confirmed invasive zebra mussels have found their way into Lake Hefner, a water-supply reservoir in northwestern Oklahoma City.

  • Invasive Species Found on Dock

    Invasive Species Found on Dock

    Zebra mussels confirmed in Adley Lake in Otter Tail County Invasive species found on dock The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed zebra mussels in Adley Lake in Otter Tail County. This is one of several confirmations this fall as docks and boat lifts are being checked for invasive species at the end of the season.

  • Zebra Mussels Confirmed

    Zebra Mussels Confirmed

    The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed zebra mussels in Kimble Lake in Crow Wing County. As with a recent confirmation at another Crow Wing County Lake, zebra mussels were reported on boat lifts that had been removed from the water at the end of the season.

  • Stop the Spread of Invasive Quagga and Zebra Mussels

    Stop the Spread of Invasive Quagga and Zebra Mussels

    California agencies fighting the spread of invasive quagga and zebra mussels remind boaters to please remain vigilant over the three-day Labor Day weekend.

  • Lakes Confirm Zebra Mussels

    Lakes Confirm Zebra Mussels

    The number of new zebra mussel finds in 2016 is running close to last year at this time. "Most new zebra mussel infestations are found and reported from late July to mid-August," said Heidi Wolf, DNR invasive species unit supervisor.

  • Launch Steward Program Interdicts Zebra Mussels at Deep Creek Lake

    Launch Steward Program Interdicts Zebra Mussels at Deep Creek Lake

    The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has confirmed the presence of zebra mussels, an invasive species of shellfish, attached to the propeller and outboard motor of a pontoon boat attempting to launch at Deep Creek Lake State Park. Launch stewards, conducting voluntary boat inspections, identified the mussels earlier this month on a vessel last used on the Monongahela River, where zebra mussels are established.

  • Boaters Can Help Combat Spread of Invasive Mussels Over Memorial Day Weekend

    Boaters Can Help Combat Spread of Invasive Mussels Over Memorial Day Weekend

    Quagga and zebra mussels are invasive freshwater mussels native to Eurasia. They multiply quickly, encrust watercraft and infrastructure, alter water quality and the aquatic food web, and ultimately impact native and sport fish communities. These mussels spread from one body of water to another by attaching to watercraft, equipment and nearly anything that has been in an infested waterbody.

  • Quagga-affected waters grow: AZGFD identifies Apache, Saguaro, Canyon lakes

    Quagga-affected waters grow: AZGFD identifies Apache, Saguaro, Canyon lakes

    Conclusive evidence of quagga mussels has recently been discovered at Canyon, Saguaro and Apache lakes, major recreational waters on the Tonto National Forest. Effective May 1, the Arizona Game and Fish Department will list these lakes as AIS-affected waters under AIS Directors Orders #2.

  • Boat Quarantined to Prevent Spread of Zebra Mussels

    Boat Quarantined to Prevent Spread of Zebra Mussels

    Thanks to the alert eyes of a marina and boat transport service, Arkansas Game and Fish Biologists intercepted a vessel carrying hundreds of invasive zebra mussels before it could be launched in Norfork Lake.

  • Zebra Mussels Found in Sherman’s Lake Dean Gilbert

    Zebra Mussels Found in Sherman’s Lake Dean Gilbert

    AUSTIN—Zebra mussels have been found in Lake Dean Gilbert in the city of Sherman’s Pecan Grove Park.

  • Arkansas Game & Fish Encourages Boaters to Clean, Drain and Dry

    Arkansas Game & Fish Encourages Boaters to Clean, Drain and Dry

    During winter, anglers often visit new bodies of water to track down the hot bite. But you may harbor a stowaway in your boat or equipment. Invasive species like zebra mussels can hitch rides on your equipment and spread to new bodies of water where they can take over.

  • Boaters Can Help Combat Spread of Invasive Quagga and Zebra Mussels Over Labor Day Weekend

    Boaters Can Help Combat Spread of Invasive Quagga and Zebra Mussels Over Labor Day Weekend

    California agencies fighting the spread of invasive quagga and zebra mussels remind boaters to remain vigilant over the three-day Labor Day weekend. Quagga on quarter People who launch vessels at any body of water are subject to watercraft inspections and are encouraged to clean, drain and dry their motorized and non-motorized boats, including personal watercraft, and any equipment that comes into contact with the water before and after recreating at a waterway

  • Relocation of Endangered Mussels Will Allow for Dam Removal on Michigan's Grand River

    Relocation of Endangered Mussels Will Allow for Dam Removal on Michigan's Grand River

    Close-up of snuffbox musselThe Department of Natural Resources today announced that the next step to remove the Lyons Dam on the Grand River in Ionia County will proceed as officials start searching for threatened and endangered mussels and moving them out of harm's way.

  • Invasive Zebra Mussels Spread Downstream Toward Baltimore Harbor

    Invasive Zebra Mussels Spread Downstream Toward Baltimore Harbor

    DNR Calls on Public to Report Suspected Sightings The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently confirmed the presence of zebra mussels (Dreissena polymporha) in tributaries of the upper Western Shore near Middle River in Baltimore County.