Invasive Mussel Literature Resource
Invasive quagga and zebra mussels present a significant risk to US Bureau of Reclamation operations and
infrastructure. They have the potential to disrupt USBR operations and to cause damage to infrastructure leading to
expensive repairs. A number of initiatives are currently underway at Reclamation to look at invasive mussels, including
their spread, their economic impact, and potential methods for control in Reclamation infrastructure and open water
environments. A centralized resource for accessing scientific literature and reports on invasive mussels will serve as a
resource for these and other projects.
Need and Benefit
Multiple projects in USBR are currently investigating the spread, impacts, economics, and potential control of invasive
mussels. These aand future projects rely in part on a review of the scientific literature to understand the state of
knowledge on the subject and what work as has already been done.
Contact the Principal Investigator for information about partners.
Bureau of Reclamation Review
The following documents were reviewed by experts in fields relating to this project's study and findings. The results were determined to be achieved using valid means.
Invasive Mussel Literature Resource (final, PDF, 1.1MB)
By Yale Passamaneck
Report completed on September 30, 2021