Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Aquatic Nuisance Species in Connecticut

Zebra muscles have been found in the Housatonic River (Connecticut) as far North as Stockbridge, MA. According to reports prepared after field work investigation between September 8 and October 23, "the mussels likely entered the river via two sources -- Laurel Brook and the broken water pipe that runs from Laurel Lake to the Eagle Mill. Adult zebra mussels were found along a half-mile reach downstream of Laurel Brook, a location 0.9 miles downstream of Laurel Brook, and a location in Stockbridge 6.96 miles downstream from the Brook," wrote Trevor Jones in today's Berkshire Eagle.

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