Zebra Mussels

Scientist Introduces Product To Help Solve Zebra Mussel Problem In Great Lakes Area

By admin | September 15, 2014

These aren’t the mussels you get at restaurants. They’re another kind that aren’t so friendly. ABC Channel 9 covers zebra mussel story.

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Dead bacteria could help reduce zebra mussel infestations

By admin | September 11, 2014

By Russ Mitchell, Managing Editor Dickinson County News Local officials think a population explosion for zebra mussels may be inevitable. A research scientist from New York will be in the area Thursday and Friday to discuss potential solutions. DNR officials and ecology watchdogs have been bracing for an explosion of zebra mussels — the imported … Read more…

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Important Zebra Mussel Meeting Friday

By admin | September 8, 2014

The Iowa Great Lakes community has been concerned about the spread of zebra mussels ever since the first signs of zebra mussels were found two years ago. Although the numbers of zebra mussels have not been huge so far, we could be on the verge of witnessing a major explosion in their population and the … Read more…

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Zebra Mussel explosion doubles water clarity in Lake Minnetonka

By admin | April 23, 2014

Here is some of the research that we have discovered in our pursuit of the zebra mussel report prepared for you. The report will cover eradication, management of infestation, effect on property values, and damage to property. This report will go to all renewed members within the next couple of weeks. Herein is a shocking … Read more…

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Zequanox offers muscle against mussels in Minnesota lakes

By admin | March 21, 2014

A number of people have seen the articles about a chemical that impacts zebra mussels in the Minneapolis Star Tribune and other newspapers. Mike Hawkins, Iowa DNR Fisheries Biologist, has provided the attached follow up article on the subject.

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New York Times: Science Takes On a Silent Invader

By admin | March 18, 2014

In an effort to keep our members informed on the Zebra Mussel issue in the Iowa Great Lakes, we share this article published recently in the New York Times. Since they arrived in the Great Lakes in the 1980s, two species of mussels the size of pistachios have spread to hundreds of lakes and rivers in 34 states and have done vast economic and ecological damage.

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IGLA Initiatives

By admin | February 26, 2014

The Iowa Great Lakes Association (IGLA) is moving into high gear, pursuing three major initiatives: Funding for the Dickinson County Clean Water Alliance (DCWA) restoration program; Aggressively working on solutions for the Zebra mussel infestation; and Working with the Iowa Parks Foundation seeking funds for IMPROVEMENTS FOR our PARKS.  WATERSHED RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PLAN Your association is … Read more…

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Options for Zebra Mussel Eradication, Management

By admin | January 30, 2014

Your association asked the DNR for their opinion on the possibilities of Zebra Mussel eradication, management of the infestation and estimates of damage. They have responded with a technical five page report regarding the feasibility of controlling or eradicating zebra mussels in the Iowa Great Lakes. The last page presents some conclusions that permits an easier understanding of the issues.

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Preparing Ourselves for Zebra Mussels

By admin | January 20, 2014

Dear IGLA Member, below is an analysis of the Zebra Mussels infestation in the Iowa Chain of Lakes. IGLA is assembling a comprehensive repot including ERADICATION POSIBILITIES, MANAGEMENT SUGGESTIONS AND COST ESTIMATES OF THE DAMAGE… Stay Tuned.

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Zebra Mussel Population Increasing in the Iowa Great Lakes

By admin | November 18, 2013

SPIRIT LAKE – Juvenile zebra mussels have shown up attached to boat hoists removed this fall from East Okoboji, West Okoboji and Lower Gar lakes. This discovery comes after four juvenile zebra mussels were found in East Okoboji Lake and Upper Gar Lake, last fall. Mike Hawkins, fisheries biologist for the Iowa Department of Natural … Read more…

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