Zebra mussels infiltrate Clearwater County

The first zebra mussel infestation in Clearwater County appears to have manifested in Lomond Lake.

According to a release from the DNR, samples from the lake near the city of Bagley had recent laboratory analysis which showed 30 microscopic zebra mussel larvae, called veligers.

These samples were taken from the lake in late August, and while no adult or juvenile zebra mussels were found, the amount of veligers indicates a reproducing population.

Lake property owners should carefully check boats, trailers, docks, lifts and all other water-related equipment when preparing to store them for the season.

Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.

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