FILE – In this July 6, 2009 file photo, invasive quagga mussels cover this formerly sunken boat at Lake Mead in Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nev. Governors of 19 Western states are pressing the federal government to do more to prevent the spread of damage-causing invasive mussels from infected federally managed waterways. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca, File) The Associated Press
It is Water Transports Nuclear Power Plants Deadly Poison CL 2005 which is used to kill zebra muscles. This poison will also cause permanent physical injury to humans and kill fish. If accidentally released into a river the river will become contaminated and it’s water supply will not be used for human consumption. This is what happens when Zebra and Quagga Mussels take over our water supplies.
Also note, We must be careful to not destroy the nutrition and habitat created by plankton.
Zebra and Quagga Mussels have scientists stumped .
The mussels can sense toxins and close their shells. Scientists now estimate the entire volume of Lake Mead in southern Nevada and Northern Arizona is filtered by the mussels every five days.
Federal Fisher say the only area not yet invaded in the contagious United States is the Columbia River basin in the Pacific Northwest.
The basin is heavily used for hydroelectric power and officials estimate it will Cost 500 million annually to prevent the mussels from clogging pipes and infrastructure.
Governers of 19 Western States sent a letter urging Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke to put in place controls to prevent the spread of zebra and Quagga mussels.
The State of Idaho spends more than 3 million dollars per year to keep the mussels out.
I am offering the solution for a one time charge of 3 million dollars to eliminate the mussel problem for good
Western Governors Want Federal Help in Invasive Mussel Fight
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Governors of 19 Western states are pressing the federal government to do more to prevent the spread of damage-causing invasive mussels from infected federally managed waterways.
The Western Governors’ Association on Thursday sent a letter urging Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to put in place by spring 2018 controls to prevent the spread of zebra and quagga mussels.
The governors are also asking that federal agencies conduct mandatory inspections and decontamination of boats leaving infected water bodies. The mussels can attach to boats and trailers and travel long distances, clogging water pipes, damaging boat motors and affecting other aquatic life.
“Given the significant risks that quagga and zebra mussels pose to uninfested waterbodies, it is critical to implement effective control policies in a timely manner,” the letter states. Read more . . .