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Invasive mussels found in more Colorado waters

The Associated Press
Aspen, CO Colorado

DENVER ” Exotic mussels that compete with native species and clog pipes, pumps and boat motors have been found in two more Colorado reservoirs.

The Colorado Division of Wildlife said Thursday that larvae of quagga mussels have been discovered in Jumbo Reservoir in Logan County and Tarryall Reservoir in Park County.

Quagga mussels, the related zebra mussels or their larvae have also been found in Grand Lake, Lake Granby, Shadow Mountain Reservoir, Willow Creek Reservoir and Lake Pueblo.

State officials are inspecting boats at several reservoirs in hopes of preventing the spread of the mussels.

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