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Zebra Mussel Populations in Lewis and Clark Lake and Missouri River Increasing

LINCOLN – Adult zebra mussels are established along the entire length of the Missouri River in Nebraska, according to recent field inspections conducted by Nebraska Game and Parks Commission aquatic invasive species technicians. In addition to the presence of these invasive mussels in the river from Gavins Point Dam downstream to the Kansas border, the zebra mussel population in Lewis and Clark Lake has moved farther west on the Nebraska side. Adult mussels have been discovered at the Miller Creek …

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Zebra Mussels Found at Lewis and Clark Lake

LINCOLN – Cooperation from boaters and anglers is urgently needed to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species following the discovery of zebra mussels in Lewis and Clark Lake in northeast Nebraska. Earlier this week, the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks found adult zebra mussels in a marina on the South Dakota side of the lake. Subsequently, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission found zebra mussels on boat ramps at Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area’s (SRA) …

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Be Vigilant

I hope by now that all users of Nebraska’s aquatic resources, boaters, skiers, anglers, swimmers, etc., are aware of the threat from aquatic invasive species.  Surveys have shown that most are, but it is always good to keep this topic in the forefront.  With recent legislation, our state’s efforts to educate and prevent the spread of aquatic nuisance species will ramp up in the coming years.  For now, I found an article by one of my co-workers, Jenny Nguyen, that tells …

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Invasive Zebra and Quagga Mussels Found in Two South Dakota Reservoirs

LINCOLN – On Nov. 14, a single live adult zebra mussel was discovered attached to a boat dock at the Midway boat ramp on the South Dakota side of Lewis and Clark Lake near Yankton, S.D. South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (SDGFP) staff inspected 11 additional boat docks and shorelines and found no additional zebra mussels in or near the lake. Several boats stored at a marina also were inspected and no mussels were found, though many boats already …

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Zebra Mussels Confirmed at Offutt Base Lake

LINCOLN — The presence of invasive zebra mussels has been confirmed at Offutt Base Lake near Bellevue. On May 1, Dr. Dan James of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Pierre, SD, discovered live adult zebra mussels in Offutt Base Lake, while checking rocks in the shallow water. This discovery was confirmed by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and the Nebraska Invasive Species Program. Beginning immediately, water from the Offutt Base Lake may not be removed from the …

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A Quick Reminder

I know our weather took another turn for the cold this week, but warmer days are ahead and more folks are going to be hitting the water.  For those of you with boats, I hope you have heard the message of CLEAN, DRAIN and DRY by now, http://neinvasives.com/ .  If you have not, here it is, and if you have, here it is again, a short reminder. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRRsGDfPedE[/youtube] Do it, even if your boat looks like this: Have a great …

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More Invasive Species News You Should Know About

Once again on the invasive species front, there has been a bill introduced in the Nebraska state legislature that relates to our state’s handling of aquatic invasive species.  If you wish you can read it here, LB63 Here is an abbreviated version: And some “FAQs”: I cannot tell you what you should think about this bill, for or against.  But, I will remind you that we live in a country where you can freely participate in the political process and …

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Meanwhile, on the Invasive Species Front. . . .

There was a brief mention of this in the Omaha World-Herald last week and Nebraska residents, especially those in eastern Nebraska that might trailer boats over to northwest Iowa, need to be aware of this. Zebra mussel collected in Iowa Great Lakes SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa – The Iowa DNR recently collected a single live juvenile zebra mussel from Upper Gar Lake on a sampling plate used to monitor for the presence or absence of zebra mussels. Additional sampling was immediately …

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