Zebra mussels confirmed in Meeker County lake

Zebra mussels Photo: KSTP. Zebra mussels

Tommy Wiita
Updated: October 05, 2020 02:58 PM
Created: October 05, 2020 02:02 PM

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has confirmed reports of zebra mussels in Lake Minnie-Belle, near Litchfield in Meeker County.

A DNR-trained watercraft inspector reported finding a zebra mussel on a settlement sampler on a dock on the southeast side of Lake Minnie-Belle.


An inspector found a second zebra mussel on the wheel of a dock, a third on a settlement sampler on the northeast side of the lake and a fourth attached to a boat lift.

The DNR is asking property owners to check boats, trailers, docks and boat lifts for invasive species when putting equipment away for the season.

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