Zebra mussels confirmed in three Minnesota lakes Number of new finds similar to last year

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed three new reports of zebra mussels in Central Minnesota lakes in the last week: Detroit Lake in Becker County, Signalness Lake (popularly known as Mountain Lake) in Pope County, and Round Lake in Aitkin and Crown Wing counties.
The number of new zebra mussel finds in 2016 is running close to last year at this time. “Most new zebra mussel infestations are found and reported from late July to mid-August,” said Heidi Wolf, DNR invasive species unit supervisor. “Ten new finds have been confirmed this season, similar to the number confirmed last year at this time. We also add some connected waters to the list when their infestation is likely.”

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