BELTON, Texas (AP) — Invasive zebra mussels have been reliable in a Central Texas reservoir.
The Texas Parks Wildlife Department says Stillhouse Hollow Reservoir is infested.
A boater and his family recently reported what they believed to be zebra mussels on a submerged rock. TPWD staffers on Jul 25 surveyed 6 fountainhead locations and documented zebra mussels during all of a sites. The group on Friday announced a findings.
Stillhouse Hollow is a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers fountainhead on a Lampasas (lam-PA’-sis) River, southwest of Belton.
Zebra mussels were initial reliable in Texas in 2009 during Lake Texoma, travelling Texas and Oklahoma. Zebra mussels can burden H2O pipes, repairs vessel motors and impact other nautical life.
Texas legislators final year earmarked $6.6 million for nautical invasive class management.