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17 Texas lakes now confirmed with invasive zebra mussels

 

August 11, 2019



AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Zebra mussels have been confirmed at two more Austin-area lakes to bring the statewide infestation to 17 Texas lakes in five river basins.

The Texas Department of Parks & Wildlife on Monday announced invasive zebra mussels have been discovered at Lake Lyndon B. Johnson in the Colorado River basin and Lake Pflugerville. Officials say Lake Pflugerville is a water supply reservoir.

Zebra mussels can clog pipes, damage boat motors and affect other aquatic life. Texas law bars the transport of prohibited invasive species, including zebra mussels. Violators face fines of up...



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