Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission approved new rules for North Texas boaters in an attempt to prevent the further spread of zebra mussels.
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department on Thursday announced zebra mussels were discovered Sept. 18 in Belton Lake, 60 miles north of Austin.
Zebra mussel warning signs are part of an awareness campaign wildlife officials are waging to halt the migration of the pesky non-native shellfish that have spread this summer to more North Texas waters.
It’s been less than a year that zebra mussels were discovered in Lake Ray Roberts. Today the United States Geological Survey (USGS) confirmed the destructive mollusks have been found in Lewisville Lake.