A pesky problem is spreading into more Texas lakes. Invasive zebra mussels first showed up in 2009 at Lake Texoma. Now, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department confirm they have spread to Belton Lake.
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department on Thursday announced zebra mussels were discovered Sept. 18 in Belton Lake, 60 miles north of Austin.
State officials concerned about the migration of zebra mussels around North Texas have proposed requiring all boats operating on public water in 17 counties to be drained after each use.
As we hit the traditional end of summer, North Texas’ water resources seem to be holding their own despite hot weather demands.
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.
Submerged near a Lake Grapevine marina, the cinder block “traps” are nothing fancy—but, biologists say the traps will sound a critical alarm about the approach of destructive zebra mussels.
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.
Despite the “Fiscal Cliff” impasse in Washington, Congress did get one item through in time to help more than a million-and-a-half North Texans.
Water rates could be going up for residents in many North Texas cities and the hike is the result of 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.
With the threat of a growing zebra mussel infestation in North Texas, local researchers are working overtime to find ways to combat the invasive species.
Police are trying to find a brother and sister missing from their Collin County foster home. Police say 14-year-old Brittnae Hutchisson and her brother, Brandon Hutchisson, were reported missing when they could not be located buy their foster parents.