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Infestation?!—Zebra Mussel Found In Lake Texoma

The Texas Parks And Wildlife Department reports that a single Zebra Mussel has been found in Lake Texoma.

One Zebra Mussel can lead to millions of Zebra Mussels and to big trouble. They started in Russia and have spread throughout the world clogging up pipes and valves and sticking to things. Below you see a picture from Lake Michigan of  just what I’m saying.

Lake Texoma, a big reservoir, is partially in Texas and partially in Oklahoma.

From the TPWD release—For the fifth time in four years, an alert citizen has assisted Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) and the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (ODWC) in their efforts to keep zebra mussels from invading Lake Texoma. On April 3 Brent Taylor, an employee of a private landowner on the south shore of Lake Texoma, reported to TPWD Inland Fisheries biologist Bruce Hysmith that he had found a suspected zebra mussel on a boathouse communication line under water. The find marks the first time the dangerous exotic species has been found living in Lake Texoma. It is known to occur at several other sites in Oklahoma. TPWD personnel confirmed the identification and inspected the boathouse but found no additional specimens. Hysmith immediately notified the local U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at Tishomingo, Oklahoma; local game wardens and area marinas to be on the alert.

Here is the full release.

I’ve written about zebra mussels before at this blog. Please click here for some more information and links on this topic.

Below is a picture of Lake Texoma and the Oklahoma shoreline side of the lake. I know it looks like any other lake in that picture, but I’m certain it is a nice place to visit.  Many people make use of the lake.

Lake Texoma is in a very Republican part of the country. Yet the lake was built by the Army Corps of Engineers and it will be government taking a lead role in fighting the further infestation of the lake by Zebra Mussels.

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April 23, 2009 - Posted by | Texas | , , , , , ,

3 Comments »

  1. I read your article on Zebra mussle infestation of Lake Texoma. Just one question. Are Zebra muscles republican or democrat? Since they are an infestation and will probably recieve millions of taxpayer dollars I would have to hazzard a guess. Democrat?????

    Comment by William Valentine | December 26, 2009

  2. Mr. Valentine—Sometimes I get nasty comments that I enjoy. Yours is one of them. Please visit the blog again.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | December 26, 2009

  3. I’ve been away from my home area of Texoma for several years, and have heard that the Texoma Lodge has been torn down, are there plans to rebuild a better one, and is this being done by Toby Keith ? Thank you !

    Comment by Danny Jackson | September 19, 2010


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