Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Scientists Report on Explosive Growth of Invasive Quagga Mussels

January 15, 2009, 8:51 am

Pesky quagga mussels that can clog water pipes and marine equipment at lakes Mead and Mohave are multiplying at an eye-popping rate.

They've produced dense colonies in a two-year span that rival those in the Great Lakes region, where they've been a nuisance for more than a decade, scientists said Tuesday at a Las Vegas conference.