Reports of Zebra Mussels at 3 Metro Area Lakes

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Zebra mussels

October 08, 2018 11:21 AM

Zebra mussels have been found in three lakes in Ramsey and Dakota counties.

According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, one zebra mussel was found on the south side of Bald Eagle Lake.


RELATED: Zebra Mussels Located in Lake Nokomis, Hiawatha

Another zebra mussel was found on Lake Johanna near the lake's public access.

Three zebra mussels were found attached to a fishing pier on Lake Isabelle.

The DNR is conducting surveys of the three lakes to assess treatment options and solutions to prevent the spread of zebra mussels to other lakes.

RELATED: Solitary Zebra Mussel Found in Lake Harriet

The DNR reminds boaters and anglers to clean their boats and trailers before entering Minnesota lakes, to drain all water by removing drain plugs before driving away, and to dispose of unwanted bait.

Before moving to another body of water in the state, the DNR recommends spraying boats with high-pressure water, rinsing with hot water, and letting the boat dry for at least five days.

Editor's note: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that all three lakes with zebra mussels were in Dakota County. The story has been updated to correct this error.


Rebecca Omastiak

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