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Quagga and Zebra Mussels

Invasive Mussel Coatings Research

Quagga and zebra mussels have the potential to disrupt water delivery and hydropower generation functions, as well as create long-term impacts. To mitigate invasive quagga and zebra mussels' impacts to water and hydropower infrastructure, the Bureau of Reclamation has found that silicone foul release coatings may be an important tool. 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.


Last Updated: 8/21/12