A water sample with zebra mussel larvae led to follow-up searches and confirmation of zebra mussels in Lotus Lake, located in the city of Chanhassen in Carver County.
Officials with the DNR say five microscopic zebra mussel larvae, called veligers, were confirmed in a Lotus Lake water sample as part of early detection monitoring by the Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District and Carver County. Five adult zebra mussels were found on a dock in another part of Lotus Lake during a follow-up search by specialists from the DNR, the watershed district, and the county.
Lotus Lake will be added to the infested waters list for zebra mussels so that people who harvest bait, fish commercially or administer water use take necessary precautions.
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