Quagga Mussels in Lake Powell

Published on March 27, 2013 at 12:15PM

Updated

The National Park Service has identified 14 adult quagga mussels attached to moored vessels and dock structures at the Wahweap Marina in Lake Powell over the last week. None of the adult mussels were close enough together to mate for successful reproduction. All of the Mussels were physically removed from the lake. Preventing quagga mussels from spreading is a big campaign being led by many departments in the State of Utah. Boaters are key to preventing contamination by cleaning their boats after use. A reproducing population of quagga mussels have not been found in Lake Powell since the discovery.