The Next Threat: Invasive Mussel Species Threatens Area Lakes

Earlier this month biologists with the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation and the City of Oklahoma City confirmed invasive zebra mussels have found their way into Lake Hefner, a water-supply reservoir in northwestern Oklahoma City.

And while this might not seem like a concern to the Watonga area and Northwestern Oklahoma, it is extremely likely that it will be at some point in the future.

"Zebra mussels are a serious threat," said Curtis Tackett, aquatic nuisance species biologist for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.


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