Same thing you always do.
About 20 years ago Zebra muscles were found in the Great Lakes. At the time, it was predicted that the sky was falling, the fisheries would die and all hell would break loose, not too mention that several million people rely on those lakes for their drinking water.
Fast forward to today. The fisheries are doing just fine, the drinking water is just fine and the sky did not fall.
On the upside water clarity has improved and algae production seems to be less.
On the downside, the little buggers do tend to clog things up a bit.
So there will be more cleaning/replacement of intake grates and maybe a little more work cleaning up the boats.
Then again, those things almost sound like business opportunities.
<O</OCan you back that up with more than "From what I have heard"? I would be very interested in this.From what I've heard, the Zebra mussels have caused over $5 billion in damage so far in the Great Lakes.
<OIt sounds like they could be a huge problem for someone with a moored sailboat, especially if you have an inboard engine that has through-hulls for coolant water.
<O</OYou never really know what will happen when you introduce an invasive species, and it can be drastically different in different areas. What played out in the great lakes might not be the same in Lake Texoma.<O</O
I found it mentioned here, but I don't think this is the original source:Can you back that up with more than "From what I have heard"? I would be very interested in this.