MEDIA RELEASE: Destructive zebra mussels found in Lake Austin (25 August 2017)

Austin, TX – The invasive zebra mussels infecting Texas lakes and rivers have now been found in Lake Austin as of August 17. This highly destructive species was first confirmed in the Texas Colorado River basin in early July 2017 in Lake Travis.

“These mussels will cause tens of millions of dollars in damage in the coming years,” Colorado River Alliance Executive Director, R. Brent Lyles said. “They reproduce so quickly that they clog up water pipes and damage boats, and they will cause ecological damage in the Colorado Riveras well.”