invasive species http://kut.org en Central Texas Boaters Could Soon Face More Rules Because of Zebra Mussels http://kut.org/post/central-texas-boaters-could-soon-face-more-rules-because-zebra-mussels <p>As the invasive and annoying <a href="http://fl.biology.usgs.gov/Nonindigenous_Species/Zebra_mussel_FAQs/zebra_mussel_faqs.html">zebra mussel</a> pops up in a sixth Texas lake, state wildlife commissioners are getting ready to vote on new rules that would require boaters in Central Texas counties to <a href="http://www.texasinvasives.org/zebramussels/">clean, drain and dry</a> their boats whenever they take them out of the water, whether the boat has a motor or not.&nbsp;</p><p>Texas Parks &amp; Wildlife announced Tuesday that zebra mussels were found in&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/fishboat/fish/recreational/lakes/lavon/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Lake Lavon</a>,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">one of the largest lakes in North Texas</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The invasive species was first discovered in Texas in 2006 and was already found in Lakes&nbsp;</span>Texoma<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Ray Roberts, Lewisville, Bridgeport and Belton</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 01:34:37 +0000 Nathan Bernier 9609 at http://kut.org Central Texas Boaters Could Soon Face More Rules Because of Zebra Mussels