Contact Us

Zebra Mussel Reported in Lake Minnewaska

andres musta, Flickr

GLENWOOD  (AP) — Officials are investigating the report of a zebra mussel in Lake Minnewaska near Glenwood.

Lakeshore residents recently found what appears to be an adult zebra mussel attached to a boat seat mount that was submerged in the water. A Department of Natural Resources snorkeling crew surveyed the area, but didn’t find other zebra mussels.

Officials are continuing to search the lake.

If zebra mussels are not immediately confirmed, more thorough surveys will be conducted this fall when boatlifts and docks are pulled from the water.

This would be the first zebra mussel infestation reported in Pope County. The DNR will designate Lake Minnewaska as an infested water and educational and enforcement efforts to limit the spread of invasive species will increase at the lake.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

More WJON News

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wjon.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for The WJON VIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive The WJON VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.