The Utah Department of Natural Resources has issued a notice letting boaters know of the increasing threat from the invasive Quagga Mussels. The State has increased inspections on Boats coming out of Lake Powell but during second inspections at Jordanelle and Deer Creek Reservoirs, they’ve discovered contaminated boats. Carolyn Murray has this:
Quagga Mussels attach to hulls, anchors and ropes but they also invade the boat’s engine systems. They cost millions of dollars to contain, they damage boats and equipment and they pollute beaches and shorelines.