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Invasive Freshwater Mussels Created Concern Among Water Suppliers In Ventura, Santa Barbara Counties

Posted on Thursday, January 30, 2014 12:38am


An invasion of highly invasive, non-native fresh water mussels which can clog pipes, and water pumping equipment is causing big problems in Ventura County.

The discovery of quagga mussels in Lake Piru has a water agency scrambling to try to figure out how to manage the infestation.

Meanwhile, another water agency worried its lake might become infected next is calling on the state to quarantine releases from the contaminated lake.

KCLU’s Lance Orozco has the story.

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