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DNR: Zebra mussels confirmed in McCarron Lake

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Zebra mussels

Updated: August 22, 2019 02:30 PM

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said zebra mussels have been confirmed in McCarron Lake in Ramsey County.

The DNR said a person trained in invasive species found six zebra mussels near the public access, and additional zebra mussels were found north and south of the access attached to rocks and muskgrass.

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Whether or not any invasive species has been confirmed in a lake or river, the DNR said Minnesota law requires boaters and anglers to:

  • Clean watercraft and trailers of aquatic plants and prohibited invasive species.
  • Drain all water by removing drain plugs and keeping them out during transport.
  • Dispose of unwanted bait in the trash.

To ensure invasive species are removed or killed, the DNR recommended taking one or more of the following precautions:

  • Spray with high-pressure water.
  • Rinse with very hot water (120 degrees for at least two minutes or 140 degrees for at least 10 seconds).
  • Dry for at least five days.

You can find more information here.

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