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Help stop aquatic hitchhikers this Memorial Day weekend

Help stop aquatic hitchhikers this Memorial Day weekend

  • 5/18/2021 1:40:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds all boaters and anglers to “Clean, Drain, and Dry” their boats and equipment this Memorial Day weekend to protect Iowa lakes and rivers from aquatic hitchhikers.
Invasive zebra mussels confirmed in aquarium product sold in Iowa

Invasive zebra mussels confirmed in aquarium product sold in Iowa

  • 3/9/2021 12:53:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has confirmed that a popular aquarium product sold at some aquarium supply stores and pet stores in Iowa may contain zebra mussels, a highly invasive species that can cause severe damage to the food chain and infrastructure if released in lakes and rivers.
Zebra mussels found in Lake Manawa

Zebra mussels found in Lake Manawa

  • 7/21/2020 12:55:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently confirmed that zebra mussels are in Lake Manawa.
Help stop aquatic hitchhikers this Memorial Day weekend

Help stop aquatic hitchhikers this Memorial Day weekend

  • 5/19/2020 1:32:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds all boaters and anglers to “Clean, Drain, and Dry” their boats and equipment this Memorial Day weekend to protect Iowa lakes and rivers from aquatic hitchhikers.
Zebra mussels found in Crystal Lake

Zebra mussels found in Crystal Lake

  • 6/25/2019 12:49:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is closely monitoring Crystal Lake for zebra mussels after recent discoveries of juveniles in a water sample and two individuals on a sampling plate used to monitor for zebra mussels. No adult zebra mussels were found during a follow-up survey.
Zebra mussels found in Lost Island Lake

Zebra mussels found in Lost Island Lake

  • 10/23/2018 11:45:00 AM
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Ruthven, Iowa - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently confirmed that zebra mussels are in Lost Island Lake near Ruthven in Palo Alto County.
2018 Iowa mussel blitz on the Iowa River

2018 Iowa mussel blitz on the Iowa River

  • 9/11/2018 1:10:00 PM
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The Iowa River, from the Coralville Dam to Hills, was the focus of this year’s annual research project to inventory and map the distribution of Iowa’s mussels, often called clams. 
Zebra mussels found in Storm Lake

Zebra mussels found in Storm Lake

  • 8/28/2018 11:34:00 AM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently confirmed that zebra mussels are in Storm Lake.
Zebra mussels found in Big Spirit Lake

Zebra mussels found in Big Spirit Lake

  • 10/3/2017 1:35:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is watching Big Spirit Lake after a resident found a single juvenile zebra mussel attached to a rock in the southwest side of the lake on Sept. 23.
Iowa Mussel Blitz

Iowa Mussel Blitz

  • 9/12/2017 2:21:00 PM
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The upper Cedar River was the focus of this year’s annual research project to inventory and map the distribution of Iowa’s mussels, often called clams. 
Zebra mussels found in Carter Lake

Zebra mussels found in Carter Lake

  • 8/15/2017 12:00:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is watching Carter Lake after juvenile zebra mussels were recently found in a water sample collected by Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC) staff. Although veligers were detected, intensive sampling the past week did not find any adult zebra mussels.
4 Cool Things You Should Know About Mussels

4 Cool Things You Should Know About Mussels

  • 7/15/2016 9:50:00 AM
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Most people have seen the empty shell of a clam or mussel, but significantly fewer have seen the actual animals that live in there. Get a good look before they’re gone – these animals are some of the most threatened by habitat alteration and pollution today.
Help Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers

Help Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers

  • 6/21/2016 11:26:00 AM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is reminding boaters and anglers to check for unwanted hitchhikers on their boats and equipment this Fourth of July to help protect Iowa lakes and streams.
Boaters Urged to Help Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers

Boaters Urged to Help Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers

  • 5/24/2016 1:32:00 PM
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The Iowa DNR is encouraging all boaters and anglers to “Clean, Drain, and Dry” their boats and equipment this Memorial Day weekend to protect Iowa lakes and rivers from aquatic hitchhikers.
Zebra Mussels Found in Brushy Creek, Blue Pit

Zebra Mussels Found in Brushy Creek, Blue Pit

  • 5/3/2016 1:13:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is watching Brushy Creek Lake after water samples collected last fall contained juvenile zebra mussels.