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Governments will practice emergency response on lake against invasive mussels


Last updated 10/16/2019 at 9:34am

Zebra mussles encrust a water current meter being lifted from Lake Michigan in 1999. Authorities worry it may soon invade Washington waters, causing millions in annual damage. - NOAA, Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory photo  

State, federal, and tribal governments will come together next week on Lake Roosevelt for the first on-the-ground exercise in the Columbia River basin to prepare for an infestation of non-native mussels that cause millions in damage in Eastern waters and are now expected to make their way here.

Invasive quagga and zebra mussels are small, non-native, freshwater mollusks that have caused signifi...

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