Quagga Mussels show up in Southern CA Reservoirs

Last winter, the Quagga Mussel was discovered in Lake Mead behind the Hoover Dam near Las Vegas, Nevada.  This was especially disturbing news in that the Colorado River supplies water for irrigation and drinking for a considerable portion of the Southern California and Arizona.  Cities like Los Angeles and San Diego rely on a water delivery system to bring the water from the Colorado River to reservoir systems, in addition once within these large metro areas a huge pipe system moves water around.  This mussel threatens this whole process.  Quagga Mussels grow rapidly and attach to hard surfaces including canals, water control structures and the inside of pipes.  This article indicates that they have been found in four San Diego county lakes.  Please give it a read to keep up to date on this threat and what the state is doing to combat it. 



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