Sunday, October 4, 2009

Another Season without Zebra Mussels (knock on wood)

Despite being one of the busiest lakes in all Minnesota, Lake Minnetonka survived the 2009 boating season without a zebra mussel sighting. It will be interesting to see if they are any larve in the lake with a first sighting in the spring--that's how it happened in Prior Lake this year. Keep your fingers crossed. I spent several hours cleaning the hull of my boat this afternoon, and don't know what I would have done if it had been caked with zebra mussels.

1 comment:

  1. You would have to start using an ablative paint or one that contains a biocide or copper.

    Education is great, but it unfortunately only works until one boater doesn't pay attention. The LMCD should be thinking about what their backup is once it does occur. Is there a treatment for zebra mussels?