Quagga mussel

Quagga Mussels Cleared From Deer Creek Reservoir

Jan 11, 2018
Utah State Park

After a three-year effort on the part of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, Quagga mussels are no longer found in Deer Creek reservoir.  This means vessels coming off of the reservoir no longer have to be inspected, drained and decontaminated. Carolyn Murray has this report:

Division of Wildlife Resources

The invasive and destructive species called Quagga Mussel has been found in Lake Powell and Deer Creek Reservoirs and Jordanelle State Park representatives want the public's help to keep it from spreading there. Rick Brough has more.

On Today's Local News Hour, Charlie Sturgis has this week's Trails Report. Utah State Court Law Librarian Jessica Van Buren has details about Monday's Court survey. Park City mayor Jack Thomas and City Spokeswoman Phyllis Robinson have updates from  Thursday's City Council meeting and Monday's kick off to the Lower Park Avenue Charette. Aly Thompson is a Quagga Mussel Technician at Jordanelle Reservoir and talks about their efforts to keep the invasive mussels out of the Jordanelle.

Division of Wildlife Resources

Some unwanted aquatic life has been discovered in Deer Creek Reservoir - the Quagga Mussel. For now, State wildlife officials will watch and wait, but they are requiring all boats and personal watercraft entering Deer Creek to be contaminated. Leslie Thatcher has more.