The Iowa Great Lakes is facing a major threat.
An invasive species native to the Caspian Sea has made a new home right here in Northwest Iowa.
There’s no turning back now, so what will happen to the Iowa Great Lakes as the spread of zebra mussels continues?Read More
Iowa Great Lakes Association Environmental Update Spring 2017 Zebra Mussels Zebra mussel populations continue to expand in the Iowa Great Lakes. The populations is expected to continue to increase in the coming years before reaching a limit and moderating. The biggest impact to lakeshore residents continues to be colonization on hoists, docks and swim ladders. … Read more…Read More
An enormous “THANK YOU” goes out to the ISU Extension and Outreach Dickinson County 4-H Team Jedi Robotics Club for hosting both the Iowa Great Lakes Association and Clary Lake Service at their meeting last evening. This great group of kids did a research project on Zebra Mussels and had fantastic questions for us. This #GivingTuesday, consider paying-it-forward in this amazing community … Read more…Read More
Zebra Mussels continue to reproduce in the Iowa Great Lakes area, with evidence surfacing as lake residents work with their docks this spring. The first Zebra Mussels were discovered in the Okoboji area in the fall of 2012. Since then, the population continues to grow, with no known resource for eradication. Mike Hawkins of the … Read more…Read More
As the Iowa Great Lakes area continues to see growth in the Zebra Mussel population, a report surfaced recently of failed eradication efforts at Christmas Lake, Minnesota. The failed effort at Christmas Lake was not a result of a failure to act quickly or a failure of the eradication techniques used in the containment area. … Read more…Read More
Story Courtesy of Explore Okoboji Click here to see full story with sound clips here (West Okoboji)– The documented presence of zebra mussels in West Lake Okoboji has one community that draws its drinking water from the lake taking some preventive actions. Eric Stohl of Milford Municipal Utilities tells KUOO news they’re putting in a … Read more…Read More
In their continued effort to keep the Lakes community informed of Aquatic Invasive Species, the Iowa Great Lakes Association (IGLA) hosted zebra mussel expert and research scientist, Dr. Daniel Molloy in Okoboji on September 11 and 12. Dr. Molloy, the patent inventor of Zequanox, spent two days in meetings with representatives from the Iowa Department … Read more…Read More