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Old 04-11-2013
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Re: Zebra Mussels - Lakes

{Count your lucky stars, Brad. At least you have water clean enough for swimming. It has been more than 4 decades since the upper Chesapeake's beaches were closed because of pollution. The only beaches still open for swimming are at Maryland state parks south of Baltimore - locations where water quality is still lousy, but the state would never admit to that because it may drive tourists away. Ironically, MD-DNR tried to blame the high fecal-coliform bacteria count in the bay's upper reaches on waterfowl. Yep, the water is polluted because of those damned ducks, geese and swans. Oh, it was one of their scientists that made that statement, too. Just makes you feel good all over, doesn't it? }---------------------------------------------
Well it looks like nature has, as usual, found a way....

(add in the good old' http : / /)
nas.er.usgs.gov/taxgroup/mollusks/zebramussel/

Reference 1 Ref. Number: 24106
Author: Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.
Date: 2008
Title: Zebra Mussel Found on Susquehanna River at Conowingo Dam in Maryland.
Publisher: Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.
Comments Found alive inside a hydroelectric plant water intake.

Soon to be cleaning up MD and other waters near you!
Blake
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