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Help prevent zebra mussels from coming to Lake Pflugerville

Post Date:11/02/2018 11:00 AM

The City of Pflugerville has posted signs at Lake Pflugerville to inform residents about ways to prevent zebra mussels as the lake, our water supply, is a park and destination that the city wants to keep free from invasive species.

You can do your part to help prevent zebra mussels by washing kayaks, personal watercraft, anchors and gear when taking from one body of water to another. It is important to clean, drain and let your items be completely dry for a week before entering another water body. If unable to dry out completely, wash with high-pressure (140 degrees F) soapy water.   Zebra_Sign_Mussels

Zebra mussels have been spotted in area lakes and in some of the waterways that feed water to Lake Pflugerville. Currently, no zebra mussels have been found in the lake, but they have been spotted several miles upstream at the water intake. The city is working with engineers to devise a plan for mitigation if zebra mussels are discovered in Lake Pflugerville. Zebra mussels can latch onto docks and structures, can create a sharp hazard for swimmers and choke out natural plant life. Let’s work together to keep this invasive species away from our lake