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Zebra Mussels Not Yet In South Dakota

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Zebra Mussels Not Yet In South Dakota

While at least one invasive species, Asian carp, has made big gains in South Dakota waters, we have avoided another invasion, at least for now.

Zebra mussels have now been found in lakes in northwest Iowa. Those small clams can cover underwater structures, including water intakes for water supplies and power plants.

Sam Stukel, with the Game, Fish and Parks Department says they have been watching for signs…

 

Stukel, who is based in Yankton, says they have seen some other new clams…

 

Stukel says right now, there are no effective control methods for the exploding species…

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