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Zebra Mussels eradicated from Lake Waco #13901775 02/25/21 04:39 PM
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This is good news. Seems like early detection and an early coordinated plan of attack were the keys to eradication.

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The introduction of zebra mussels into Lake Waco presented a unique opportunity for action due to the highly localized nature of the introduction and how quickly the mussels were detected. In October 2014, partner agencies worked together on a rapid response effort to install nearly an acre of plastic sheeting over the shoreline and lake bottom in the affected area and weighted it down with sandbags. This method was used in an attempt to kill the mussels by blocking oxygen, impede their reproduction, and prevent them from becoming established in the lake.


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Re: Zebra Mussels eradicated from Lake Waco [Re: Duck_Hunter] #13901832 02/25/21 05:31 PM
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Unfortunately they'll be back... From my experience with the lakes and rivers around here is that once they get introduced they explode and cover almost everything below the waterline. Then after a year or two there's a major die off and you hardly notice them anymore. That's just my observation... You don't want them introduced, but if they are your local body of water won't instantly look like a glass of drinking water and they don't appear to hurt the fish population... Dan

Re: Zebra Mussels eradicated from Lake Waco [Re: Dan21XRS] #13901921 02/25/21 06:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Dan21XRS
You don't want them introduced, but if they are your local body of water won't instantly look like a glass of drinking water and they don't appear to hurt the fish population... Dan


They're nasty little buggers but they increased the water clarity by at least 10' on Lake Michigan.

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