Quagga mussel babies found at Deer Creek Reservoir

January 15, 2015 6:52 PM

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Quagga mussel babies found at Deer Creek Reservoir

SALT LAKE CITY — State wildlife officials are fearful that quagga mussels may have made their way into the waters of Deer Creek Reservoir and are ordering that boats leaving the lake be decontaminated immediately.

DNA tests conducted by two laboratories found microscopic juvenile quagga mussels — called veligers — in a water sample taken from the reservoir.

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