Colorado holds invasive mussels at bay as threat grows

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Colorado holds invasive mussels at bay as threat grows

Boat inspections, decontaminations increase statewide
Mike MacLean, left, and Logan Shackles, center, both with the city of Durango, cut off the Aquatic Nuisance Species seal from Dave Blau’s Hobie sailboat in July as he enters Lake Nighthorse. Statewide in 2019, 481,543 boat inspections were conducted to check for invasive mussels, 7,000 more than in 2018.

Colorado holds invasive mussels at bay as threat grows

Mike MacLean, left, and Logan Shackles, center, both with the city of Durango, cut off the Aquatic Nuisance Species seal from Dave Blau’s Hobie sailboat in July as he enters Lake Nighthorse. Statewide in 2019, 481,543 boat inspections were conducted to check for invasive mussels, 7,000 more than in 2018.
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