Zebra mussels on the rise statewide

WATERTOWN, S.D.(KXLG)- It’s that time of the year when lakefront property owners have to start preparing for winter by removing docks and lifts. Now with zebra mussels showing up across the state in lakes and rivers, South Dakota Game Fish and parks want to remind everyone what to do if they have zebra mussels on their docks or lifts.

Rett Russell with South Dakota Game Fish and Parks updates the latest protocol for private land owners with zebra mussels.

Russell says the zebra mussels can’t survive if they aren’t in water and need to be removed from the docks and lifts.

Also he talks about the life cycle and just how long we can expect this invasive species to be around.

If anyone has questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out the South Dakota’s Game Fish and Parks. The Watertown number is 605-882-5200