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Ruedi Reservoir Clean For Invasive Mussels

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Zebra mussels (credit: AP)

Zebra mussels (credit: AP)

BASALT, Colo. (AP) – Inspectors at Ruedi Reservoir say thousands of inspections have turned up no signs of mussels that have infested other Colorado reservoirs.

The Ruedi Power and Water Authority inspectors near Basalt were looking for zebra and quagga mussels.

The mussels can clog water treatment plants and damage ecosystems. They’re not native to this country and don’t have natural enemies to keep them in check.

The mussels were first found in Colorado in 2007 in Lake Pueblo.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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