Quagga Mussels Found at Lake Powell Marinasposted: 5/16/2013
The mussels are being physically removed from the lake, which straddles the Arizona-Utah border. The mussels have multiplied quickly in other waterways across the West, clogging pipes and intakes, and depleting food sources used by aquatic creatures.
Glen Canyon ecologist Mark Anderson said it’s likely the mussels were introduced via ballast or bilge water from boats that were not cleaned, drained or dried.
Officials said boats, docks and cables in the Wahweap Bay and Antelope Point areas will continue to be assessed by the park service and other dive teams.