WACO, Texas (AP) — Texas authorities say invasive zebra mussels have been found in Lake Waco.
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department says Waco city workers found the mussels on Friday. The lake is the seventh in the state to be infested by the mussels. The rapidly reproducing mollusks are originally from Eurasia and can clog public-water intake pipes, harm boats and cut simmers.
Department authorities say the mussels have only been located near a single boat ramp in Lake Waco. They warn that fisheries, aquatic resources, and the city’s water intake system could be impacted if the population expands .
The invasive species was first reported in Texas at Lake Texoma in 2009.
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