Aug 25, 2010 10:00 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Colorado receives grant to fight invasive mussels

Colorado has been awarded a $124,000 grant from the US Fish and Wildlife Service to battle invasive mussels. The Colorado Division of Wildlife will use the money to publish a manual outlining procedures to stop the spread of mussels from a waterway that's already contaminated. The manual will be available electronically to agencies nationwide.

The DOW has been battling Zebra and Quagga mussels for years, with required inspections at Lake Pueblo and other contaminated lakes.

The mussels are non-native, spread prolifically, and clog water intake pipes.

Colorado is one of five western states to receive grants to battle invasive species.


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