It’s been the most tested, controlled and, at times, controversial undertaking aimed at keeping an aquatic threat out of a Minnesota lake. The fear of a zebra mussel invasion in Shorewood’s Christmas Lake has been a priority of area residents for the past several years.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources hopes to deliver the killing blow to zebra mussels discovered in a small Minneapolis-area lake.
Officials said Thursday they’re encouraged with initial results from an effort to kill zebra mussels infesting Christmas Lake west of Minneapolis. The Minnehaha Creek Watershed District used the bacteria-based pesticide Zequanox to treat the area around the public boat access on the suburban lake earlier this month. The district said Thursday that it appears to have killed all the zebra mussels in the 50-foot by 60-foot treatment area.
Scientists are taking steps in the fight against an invasive species already in Minnesota lakes — zebra mussels.
The DNR may have a new weapon against an invasive species that’s threatening Minnesota lakes.