Killing Zebra Mussels on Intake Screens Important Topic at Hydropower Gathering

Killing zebra mussels before they fully infest intake screens and become a costly nuisance should be a priority for hydropower operators in the western U.S.

The western U.S. is on the edge of a zebra mussel explosion. Since the late 1980s, zebra mussels have expanded rapidly from the Great Lakes to waterways throughout the Midwest. And they are still on the move. Hydropower facilities in their path are especially vulnerable to infestations, as large colonies can clog intake screens and constrict pipelines.

Killing zebra mussels will be a key topic at an upcoming gathering of hydropower professionals in Denver, Colorado. The annual HydroVision International conference will…

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