Zebra Mussels in Carver County Lake


The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed the presence of zebra mussels in Piersons Lake, near Victoria in Carver County.

After one juvenile zebra mussel was found on a settlement sampler near the Piersons Lake public access, DNR and Carver County staff conducted snorkel and scuba searches. During the search, no additional zebra mussels were found, but a water sample revealed 260 zebra mussel larvae, called veligers.

The large number of veligers in the sample indicates that in-lake reproduction is likely occurring.

Additional searches will be conducted this fall.

Lake residents are asked to look for zebra mussels on docks and boat lifts when removing equipment.


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