Zebra Mussels http://ketr.org en Boat draining now mandatory at all Texas lakes http://ketr.org/post/boat-draining-now-mandatory-all-texas-lakes <p>Draining boats after use on Texas lakes is more than just a good idea – effective today, it’s state law.</p><p>The new regulation is part of Texas’ ongoing effort to stop the spread of zebra mussels. The invasive creatures have been slowed, but not stopped, in their progress into Texas waters.</p><p>Zebra mussels entered the United States through the Great Lakes in 1988. They have been spreading across the continent mainly though the transfer of waters containing developing mussels, which are invisible to the naked eye. The mussels were first identified in Texas in 2009.</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 19:39:46 +0000 Mark Haslett 55711 at http://ketr.org Boat draining now mandatory at all Texas lakes Invasive zebra mussels may have finally met their match http://ketr.org/post/invasive-zebra-mussels-may-have-finally-met-their-match <p>At first glance, zebra mussels appear harmless, perhaps even cute. But the <u><font color="#0066cc">tiny creatures</font></u> are anything but cute for Texas lakes, according to <em>State Impact</em>.</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 22:03:50 +0000 Shawna Reding 50970 at http://ketr.org Invasive zebra mussels may have finally met their match New boating rules to combat zebra mussel spread http://ketr.org/post/new-boating-rules-combat-zebra-mussel-spread <p>If you're boating in one of 17 North Texas counties - including Collin, Fannin, Kaufman and Rockwall - there are some new rules on the way.</p><p>The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department regulations are aimed at halting the spread of invasive zebra mussels. Boaters must drain and dry vehicles and other equipment before leaving the lake. KETR spoke with a TPWD&nbsp;staffer, Ken Kurzawski, about the <a href="http://texasinvasives.org/zebramussels/">new guidelines</a>.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 20:45:45 +0000 Mark Haslett 46134 at http://ketr.org New boating rules to combat zebra mussel spread Lake Fork role in Dallas water plans to increase http://ketr.org/post/lake-fork-role-dallas-water-plans-increase <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lake Fork, which sits about 90 miles east of Dallas, will play an increasing role in meeting the water needs of the city and its thirsty, rapidly growing suburbs.</span></p><p>A report in the Nov. 19 Rains County Leader details the short-term and long-term plans to use Lake Fork water in the metro Dallas area, which were discussed at a meeting Of the lake Fork Sportsman Association on Nov. 12 in Emory.</p><p><strong>20K acre-feet withdrawal pending pump completion</strong></p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 20:52:06 +0000 Mark Haslett 46043 at http://ketr.org Lake Fork role in Dallas water plans to increase Bill Approved to Combat Lake Texoma's Zebra Mussels http://ketr.org/post/bill-approved-combat-lake-texomas-zebra-mussels <p>WASHINGTON, D.C. - The bill, passed by Congress Monday, was sponsored by U.S. Representative Ralph Hall of Texas. Tue, 11 Sep 2012 14:10:05 +0000 Scott Harvey 26818 at http://ketr.org Bill Approved to Combat Lake Texoma's Zebra Mussels Why you should be vigilant of Zebra Mussels http://ketr.org/post/why-you-should-be-vigilant-zebra-mussels <p>GRAYSON COUNTY - Zebra mussels were first found in the United States in the mid 1980s. It was only three years ago that scientists discovered <a href="http://www.texasinvasives.org " target="_blank">the invasive species had spread </a>to Lake Texoma, which sits on the Red River between Oklahoma and Texas. Fri, 01 Jun 2012 16:15:34 +0000 Scott Harvey 21876 at http://ketr.org Why you should be vigilant of Zebra Mussels