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Zebra Mussels Found in Lake Waco

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Texas boaters have the most significant role to play in preventing the spread of zebra mussels across Texas waters. Watch a video about what boaters can do and what the state is doing to stop the spread of this invasive and destructive species.

It is a Class C misdemeanor (for a 1st offense) to transport zebra mussels between water bodies. In addition, all boats operating on public freshwater anywhere in Texas must be drained before leaving or approaching a lake or river to help combat the further spread of zebra mussels and other invasive species. This includes livewells, bilges, motors, and any other receptacles or water-intake systems coming into contact with public waters. Read more detail about the regulation and recent discovery at Lake Waco.

Remember to always "Clean, Drain and Dry" your boat.