Boaters: Take steps to avoid spread of quagga mussels

May 15 2013 - 5:47pm

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Utah Division of Wildlife Resources technician Roas Hoban examines a boat for mussels. This photo was taken at the Wahweap Marina at Lake Powell.
((Wayne Gustaveson/Utah Division of Wildlife Resources)
Utah Division of Wildlife Resources technician Roas Hoban examines a boat for mussels. This photo was taken at the Wahweap Marina at Lake Powell.
((Wayne Gustaveson/Utah Division of Wildlife Resources)

Searchers are still finding quagga mussels at Lake Powell, and as Memorial Day weekend gets closer, boaters need to be aware of a three-step process they must put their boats through if they have been on the lake.

So far this spring, searchers have found more than 115 quagga mussels attached to boats and boat docks at the Wahweap and Antelope Point marinas at the lake in Southern Utah. Larry Dalton, aquatic invasive species coordinator for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, said searchers will likely find more mussels as they continue looking.

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