South Dakota is Shifting Zebra Mussel Defense

South Dakota is Shifting Zebra Mussel Defense

News Type: Regional, Federal Source: Keloland
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FORT PIERRE, S.D. (KELO) — South Dakota’s battle against zebra mussels and other invasive aquatic species will focus more on defending western reservoirs next year, according to state government’s top fisheries official.

John Lott laid out the 2021 plan Friday for the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission.

He said the emphasis will be on protecting the large western reservoirs of Angostura, Pactola, Sheridan, Belle Fourche, and Shadehill. There haven’t been any confirmed discoveries of zebra mussels in them.