A crew from Anchor Dock and Lift discovered a Zebra Mussel in about 15ft of water at the southernmost part of the East Lake and attached to weeds. We conducted subsequent searches with the DNR, Blue Water Science and volunteers. We found a single ZM in a second location also on the East Lake. Based on these findings, the DNR has classified Lake Sylvia as infested with Zebra Mussels and has posted a warning sign at the public access.
Steve McComas of Blue Water Science has prepared a report for the GLSA Board of the search efforts and our options for treatment. After consulting with Steve and Chris Jurek (Aquatic Invasive Species Specialist ) of the DNR the GLSA board has concluded that there is no viable treatment option for our infestation that would allow us to eradicate Zebra Mussels in Lake Sylvia.
Zebra Mussel Found at Site 5
Zebra Mussel Found at Site 3 (Original)