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Zebra mussels found in Lake LBJ

Zebra mussels found in Lake LBJ; Marble Falls probably next

FROM STAFF REPORTS More bad news for the Highland Lakes as the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Lower Colorado River Authority confirmed that invasive zebra mussels have been found in Lake LBJ. The species was previously discovered in Lake Travis. “It is disheartening to see zebra mussels spreading higher up the chain of […]

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Though small individually, the invasive zebra mussels can amass into colonies that take over a shoreline, clog water intakes, damage lakeside structures, and disrupt the natural environment. The best way to protect the upper Highland Lakes is through preventing the spread of the creature. Authorities say ‘clean, drain, and dry’ your boat every time you take it out of the water. Go to texasinvasives.org for more information. Courtesy photo

Share these tips to keep lakes free of invasive zebra mussels

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Lakes LBJ, Buchanan, Inks, and Marble Falls are zebra mussel-free, and city and county officials want to keep it that. (more…)

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Prevention is key to protecting upper Highland Lakes from invasive mussels

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — With boating season getting underway, Texas Parks and Wildlife officials are reminding people to take steps to curb the spread of invasive species such zebra mussels. (more…)

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TPWD reminds boaters to ‘clean, drain, dry’ vessels to stop invasive species

TPWD reminds boaters to ‘clean, drain, dry’ vessels to stop invasive species

FROM TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT AUSTIN – As sunny days and warm weather kick off spring boating season, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s inland fisheries and law enforcement staffs are urging boaters to fight back against aquatic invasive species that threaten Texas lakes. (more…)

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Dreaded zebra mussels invade Lake Travis; boaters beware

Dreaded zebra mussels invade Lake Travis; boaters beware

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON LAKE TRAVIS — One measures less than an inch, but when they mass together, these invasive creatures can cause big damage. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department officials confirmed zebra mussels have invaded Lake Travis. (more…)

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Boat-draining rule in effect to stop spread of zebra mussels

FROM TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE ATHENS – Beginning July 1, boaters must drain all water from boats and on-board receptacles before leaving or approaching a body of fresh water anywhere in Texas. The new Texas Parks and Wildlife Department regulation is designed to help combat the further spread of zebra mussels and other invasive species. […]

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Zebra mussel rules now statewide; Highland Lakes in ‘crosshairs’

SPECIAL TO THE PICAYUNE AUSTIN — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission has approved a new regulation requiring that all boats operating on public fresh water anywhere in Texas be drained before leaving or approaching a lake or river to help combat the further spread of zebra mussels and other invasive species. (more…)

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Rules to fight zebra mussels take effect in Burnet and Llano counties

SPECIAL TO THE PICAYUNE AUSTIN — In the state’s continuing effort to combat the spread of invasive zebra mussels, Burnet and Llano counties were among 30 additional counties added March 23 to the recently-implemented rules requiring that all boats operating on public water be drained after use. Under the regulations, persons leaving or approaching public […]

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