- Associated Press - Thursday, October 2, 2014

WACO, Texas (AP) - Zebra mussels have been confirmed in another Texas lake in a discovery raising concerns about a municipal water supply.

Lake Waco has zebra mussels.

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department on Wednesday announced the infestation at one boat ramp. Experts say a spread of zebra mussels could impact Waco’s water intake system, as well as fish and other aquatic resources.

Zebra mussels were first confirmed in Texas in 2009 at Lake Texoma. They spread to Lake Ray Roberts, the Elm Fork of the Trinity River and Lakes Bridgeport, Lavon, Lewisville and Belton.

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission in May voted to expand zebra mussel requirements that previously affected individual waterways. The July 1 rule requires boaters on all Texas lakes and rivers to drain watercraft amid zebra mussel concerns.




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