- Associated Press - Monday, December 15, 2014

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota officials are considering modifying the state’s invasive species management plan after two discoveries of mussels in state reservoirs.

Rapid City Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1BI2FzY ) officials say no further evidence of invasive quagga (KWAH’-gah) or zebra mussels has shown up in the state since the discoveries of mussel larva in the Black Hills and a single adult mussel near Yankton in the past few months.

State Aquatic Resources Chief John Lott says any proposed regulation changes would be presented to the commission in January so the rules could take effect by April.

He tells members of the Game, Fish and Parks Commission that mussels are usually transported by trailers and boats. He says the issue is complicated because there are many people with different stakes in the matter, including recreational boaters.

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Information from: Rapid City Journal, https://www.rapidcityjournal.com

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