Invasive zebra mussels arrive in #Colorado — The Ark Valley Voice

In May of 2018, USGS Hydrologic Technician Dave Knauer found a batch of zebra mussels attached to the boat anchor in the St. Lawrence River in New York. (Credit: John Byrnes, USGS. Public domain.)

Click the link to read the article on The Ark Valley Voice website (Jan Wondra). Here’s an excerpt:

CPW staff first discovered the presence of invasive zebra mussels at Highline Lake State Park on an artificial PVC substrate in the lake during routine invasive species sampling on Sept. 14. In October, during increased testing by CPW staff additional adult zebra mussels were found in Highline Lake. Zebra mussels are an invasive species in the United States…

This is the first time a body of water has been categorized as infested with zebra mussels in the state of Colorado. The discovery is an alert for water managers, fishermen, and recreationists to be on the lookout for a striped invader and to be careful not to be a human carrier. 

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