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More Counties, Lakes Added To Zebra Mussel Fight

State officials fighting the spread of invasive zebra mussels have expanded the territory where boaters are required to drain all watercraft before and after entering lakes and streams.

01/23/2014

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Zebra Mussels Confirmed In Lake Lavon

Lake Lavon has now become the latest major body of water in North Texas where the presence of zebra mussels has been confirmed according to testing by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

01/21/2014

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Gov. Perry Says Prop. 6 Will Bring More Water To Texas

Governor Rick Perry brought his campaign for a statewide water plan to North Texas.

CBS 11–10/10/2013

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‘Stage 3′ Water Restrictions Set For June 1st Across North Texas

1.6 million people will have to brace themselves for June 1st when cities from McKinney to Mesquite to Royce City will go to Stage-3 water restrictions which means just once a week for sprinkler’ed lawns.

04/26/2013

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Did Two Day Rain Event Help Lake Levels?

This last rain helped our low water supplies, but it left many wanting more.

CBS 11–01/10/2013

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Expecting A Higher Water Bill? Blame Zebra Mussels

There’s a chance your water bill may be going up and you can blame it, in part, on Zebra Mussels. Zebra Mussels are tiny aquatic life forms that stick to smooth surfaces, and can gum up boat engines and motors at municipal water pumping stations.

CBSDFW.COM–08/06/2012

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State Relaunches Zebra Mussel Awareness Campaign

The threat of zebra mussels is so serious that the state has re-launched a campaign to get boaters to take extra steps to prevent the spread of the invasive water species.

05/24/2012

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North Texans Could Face Even Tighter Water Restrictions

There is no sign of the Texas drought ending. And North Texas water officials plan to consider tightening local water restrictions even further.

09/22/2011

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More Water Restrictions Likely With Lake Levels Falling

Hot weather means extra water conservation restrictions are kicking in across much of North Texas. The area served by the North Texas Municipal Water District has been in stage 1 restrictions since April.

07/05/2011

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Zebra Mussels Now Showing Up On Lake Ray Hubbard

They’re tiny aquatic life forms that stick to any smooth surface, and they can gum up boat engines or even huge motors at municipal water pumping stations. They’re Zebra Mussels, and while state officials originally worried they’d jump to Lake Lavon, Dallas city officials confirm at least one has found its way to Lake Ray Hubbard.

05/24/2011