Register | Forgot Your Password? | Close

PAGE, Ariz. -- More than a dozen invasive mussels discovered at Lake Powell have been removed from the lake.

Boat inspections and decontamination stations have kept quagga mussels from establishing themselves at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area on the Arizona-Utah border.

The mussels have multiplied quickly in other waterways across the West, clogging pipes and water intakes, and depleting food sources used by aquatic creatures.

Glen Canyon ecologist Mark Anderson said Wednesday that none of the 14 adult quagga mussels recently found in Lake Powell were close enough together to mate.

The mussels had been attached to moored vessels and dock structures at the Wahweap Marina.

A local business had reported four small shells on a boat that had been pulled for maintenance.

Associated Press,

share this story:
Attention KTAR.com Comment Users: We have recently changed our comments boards.
We would like you to be part of the conversation and The Voice of Arizona by logging in with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing KTAR (Arizona Sports) account members will need to create a Disqus account or use one of the aforementioned social media logins. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus

World Class Arizona

  • Dignity Health

    World Class People. World Class Company. Excellent care, delivered with compassion, for all in need.
  • CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company

    SCF Arizona has a new name. They are now CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company.
  • Taylor Morrison

    World Class People. World Class Company. We are a national home builder committed to building homes inspired by you.
  • Go Daddy

    World Class People. World Class Company. Go Daddy is a Fortune 100 "Best Companies to Work For."
  • Avnet

    World Class People. World Class Company. Here's information on a Fortune 500 company from Arizona.

Voice For A Better Arizona

  • Working For Arizona

    The business and economics of Arizona at the start of 2014 and looking forward.
  • Arizonans In Need

    Putting a focus on charities and organizations who provide help and/or need your help to fulfill their missions.
close

Share: