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Keep Nevada’s Waters Clean from Invasive Species

Posted by on Jul 15, 2016

Keep Nevada’s Waters Clean from Invasive Species

In 2007 quagga mussels were first discovered in Lake Mead.

These small, clam-like mollusks are a damaging and ugly invasive species that is spread from waterway to waterway most often by boats.

The 2007 discovery kicked off a race by NDOW and other agencies to halt the spread of this noxious invasive, and even after more than 6 years, no more waterways have been infected.

This week, Edwin sits down with Karen Vargas, the fisheries biologist who oversees the aquatic invasive species program, to talk about how NDOW has fought this invasive species.

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