Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Invasive Zebra Mussels Confirmed in Geary State Fishing Lake

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Invasive Zebra Mussels Confirmed in Geary State Fishing Lake

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The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism on Thursday evening confirmed via a news release the presence of invasive zebra mussels in Geary State Fishing Lake in Geary County.

The 97-acre state fishing lake is located 10 miles south of Junction City on US-77 highway and is owned and operated by the KDWPT.

"Anyone transferring water, mud or vegetation between waterbodies has the potential to spread aquatic nuisance species," said Chris Steffen, aquatic nuisance species coordinator for the KDWPT, in the release. "If everyone took the appropriate steps to clean, drain and dry their boats, bait buckets and other recreational equipment before moving between lakes, we could prevent the spread of zebra mussels and other aquatic nuisance species. …

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