Quagga and Zebra Mussels
Finding Durable Foul-Release Coatings to Control Invasive Mussel Attachment Highlighted in Bureau of Reclamation Study (Oct. 21, 2014) - Reclamation has released a report summarizing six years of testing coatings to control the attachment of quagga and zebra mussels to water and power facilities. Since the study began in 2008, Reclamation has tested more than 100 coatings and materials.
New Methods Improve Quagga and Zebra Mussel Identification (Oct 31, 2013) - The earliest possible detection of quagga and zebra mussels has long been a goal of biologists seeking to discover their presence in water bodies. The Bureau of Reclamation's Detection Laboratory has released two reports identifying a new sampling method to improve the accuracy of quagga and zebra mussel detection while still at the microscopic larval stage. More...
Silicone Foul Release Coatings Show Most Promise at Managing Quagga and Zebra Mussels at Water and Hydropower Facilities - Reclamation has found that silicone foul release coatings may be an important tool for mitigating invasive quagga and zebra mussels' impacts to water and hydropower infrastructure. Allen D. Skaja, Ph.D., PCS, of Reclamation's Technical Service Center tested more than 50 coatings and metal alloys over three years at Parker Dam on the Colorado River. More... | Report | Video
Invasive Mussel Detection and Monitoring Program for Reclamation Reservoirs - In order to stay ahead of mussel infestations and to help guide preventative and mitigation measures, in 2009 Reclamation began a monitoring and detection program for many of its reservoirs determined most at risk of mussel exposure and infestation. More...
New Melones Lake and Lake Berryessa Quagga and Zebra Mussel Self-Certification. If you will be boating at New Melones Lake or Lake Berryessa in California this summer, make sure you self-certify that your boat is free from the invasive Quagga and Zebra Mussels. New Melones Information | Lake Berryessa Information
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Last Updated: October 21, 2014