- Associated Press - Saturday, May 28, 2016

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Boat inspectors will be out in force this summer across Nebraska in an effort to reduce the spread of aquatic invasive species, such as zebra mussels.

Inspections will include a brief examination of watercraft and a survey of boat operators about their recent boating activities. Participants also will be provided information on ways to prevent the spread of invasive species.

Boaters are asked to pressure wash boats and rinse equipment with hot water and run water out of the lower unit upon exiting waters. Spraying the boat and live wells with vinegar and letting it soak for 20 minutes can also kill zebra mussels, officials said.

All compartments and equipment should be allowed to dry for at least five days before launching into a different water body.

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