DNR confirms zebra mussels in North Lida Lake; investigates report of mussels in Lake Latoka

  • Updated: July 18, 2013 - 7:17 AM
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ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed zebra mussels in North Lida Lake near Pelican Rapids.

DNR crews searched the lake last week and discovered two zebra mussels. The invasive pests were found about a half-mile from where a lakeshore resident found a can with two adult zebra mussels attached.

The DNR believes zebra mussel larvae possibly are also in South Lida and Venstrom lakes. The DNR will designate North Lida, South Lida and Venstrom lakes as infested waters and post signs at all public accesses.

Lake Latoka near Alexandria will also be designated as infested. Earlier this month, a snorkeler found a 3- or 4-year old zebra mussel in the lake. DNR biologists searched the lake near the find but couldn't find any more zebra mussels.

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