New AIS Found
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed a report of zebra mussels in Thunder Lake, near Remer in Cass County. A lake property owner contacted the DNR in late October after finding zebra mussels on a boat lift being removed from the water for the season.
The MN DNR has now posted the Woman Lake public access on County #5 as infested with zebra mussels. Zebra mussels were discovered in Woman Lake in 2020 and 2021 and thus the designation of infested. Please ensure that you CLEAN, DRAIN, and DRY and decontaminate your boat before going to other bodies of water.
Zebra Mussels found in Woman Lake:
NOTICE! NOTICE! NOTICE!
A ZEBRA MUSSEL WAS DISCOVERED IN WOMAN LAKE ON JULY 6, 2020. PLEASE BE CAUTIOUS WHEN OPERATING ALL WATERCRAFT AND FOLLOW THE STATE LAWS TO HELP PREVENT THEIR SPREAD!!
Clean watercraft of all aquatic plants and prohibited invasive species.
Drain all water by removing drain plugs and keeping them out during transport.
Dispose of unwanted bait in the trash.
Dry docks, lifts, swim rafts and other equipment for at least 21 days before placing equipment into another water body.
Here is a link to the MN DNR AIS site where you can find the current list of infested lakes as well as a map showing the infested lakes:
Zebra mussel veligers have been found in Ten Mile Lake. The DNR has found quantities of veligers that usually indicates an adult population. The Ten Mile Lake Association will be developing an education and response plan.
Zebra mussels were also found in Lake of the Woods and the Red Lakes.
Eurasion milfoil has been found at the Girl Lake public access near the Longville City docks in downtown Longville.
Zebra mussel veligers found in Leech Lake.
A new invasive species has been found for the first time in a Minnesota lake. Starry stonewart has been confirmed in lakes in Stearns and Meeker counties.
This invasive species has been in Michigan lakes for quite some time. Here is a report from Michigan.