Eradication of Invasive Mussels in Open Water - Stage 1

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    Launch: December 14, 2017

    Close: February 28, 2018

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    The Bureau of Reclamation is seeking innovative solutions to eradicate invasive zebra and quagga mussels from large reservoirs, lakes, and rivers in a cost effective and environmentally sound manner. Invasive mussel infestations pose significant logistical and economic challenges for local communities, recreationists and water managers. Currently, no practical methods exist for large-scale control of invasive dreissenid mussel populations once they become widely established in a lake or reservoir (referred to as “open-water”). Solutions can be novel treatments or approaches that build upon existing treatments. This challenge launches Stage 1 of a planned three-stage Grand Challenge that includes laboratory-scale and field-scale demonstrations.

    • Last Updated: 10/30/18