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Mussels muscle into Highline: Infestation is first in Colorado

Mussels muscle into Highline: Infestation is first in Colorado

It turns out that single adult zebra mussel found at Highline Lake in September had company, meaning the water body is now the first in Colorado categorized as infested with the invasive species.

Alan Martinez, manager of Highline Lake State Park, said that after previous sampling found no more of the mussels, 10 adults have now been found at different locations in the lake, thanks to additional discoveries on Friday and Sunday. The discovery of multiple adults means they’re assumed to be reproducing.

Mike Springsteel, Highline Lake State Park boat inspector and park ranger, inspects a boat for mussels before entry to the park on Friday.

An inspector examines a boat motor at Highline Lake.

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