Zebra Mussels found in Horseshoe Lake

Zebra Mussels found in Horseshoe Lake

September 7, 2021 News News -- KKIN-KFGI-KLKS-WWWI 0

By Paul Vold kkin@rjbroadcasting.com (9/7/21)

(Crosslake, MN) — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed the presence of zebra mussels in Horseshoe Lake, near the city of Crosslake in Crow Wing County.

A watercraft inspector for Crow Wing County found adult zebra mussels attached to an aquatic plant that was removed from a boat and trailer at the Horseshoe Lake public access. DNR aquatic invasive species specialists found more adult zebra mussels at opposite ends of the west bay of Horseshoe Lake during a follow-up search.

DNR reminds all boaters and anglers, under Minnesota law, to Clean watercraft and trailers of aquatic plants and prohibited invasive species, Drain all water by removing drain plugs and keep them out during transport, and Dispose of unwanted bait in the trash.

Learn more about Aquatic Invasive Species by going to the DNR’s website.