STAFF BLOG OUTDOORS WITH SAM COOK Disease-causing snails found downstream of Lake Winnie
Faucet snails, which have been linked to waterfowl deaths at Lake Winnibigoshish, have been found in the Mississippi River downstream of Lake Winnibigoshish, according to the Minnesota Department of ... Posted on 9/27/10 at 3:31 PM
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The Lake County Board of Commissioners is considering a request from the White Iron Chain of Lakes Association (WICOLA) in Ely to help pay for traps to slow the spread of rusty crayfish, an invasive species.
Crews pumped a biocide into two of 10 ballast tanks in the Indiana Harbor as it left Gary, Ind., treating 1.8 million gallons of ballast water. The chemical then was neutralized with a second chemical as the boat moved across Lake Superior before releasing ballast in the Duluth-Superior harbor.
While most eyes have been on the Great Lakes as the likely route for an Asian carp invasion into the Northland, the creatures already may be making a back-door move into the region up the St. Croix and Mississippi rivers.
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