Boats at Lake Waco to be checked for zebra mussels

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Associated Press

Posted on March 11, 2013 at 10:08 AM

Updated Monday, Mar 11 at 11:05 AM

WACO, Texas (AP) — Boats at a Central Texas lake will be checked for invasive zebra mussels as another community tries to stop the spread of the devastating creatures.

The Waco Tribune-Herald (http://bit.ly/YlwPTN ) reports city workers on Memorial Day will begin inspections at Lake Waco to make sure boats aren't infested.

Waco will work with the Army Corps of Engineers to educate operators about cleaning and emptying boats that have been hauled from one lake to another. Workers will be on the lookout for boats that have visited zebra mussel-infested lakes in the Great Lakes, Oklahoma and Texas, including Lake Texoma and Lake Ray Roberts.

Waco city water quality manager Tom Conry says zebra mussels breed so prolifically that they can quickly clog water intakes.

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Information from: Waco Tribune-Herald, http://www.wacotrib.com

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