Rules To Combat Zebra Mussels Extended Statewide

May 22, 2014 5:41 PM

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AUSTIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – Texas Parks and Wildlife officials have expanded to the entire state a mandate that boaters on lakes and rivers drain their watercrafts to combat the spread of zebra mussels and other invasive species.

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission took the action Thursday. It takes effect July 1 but officials are urging boaters and fishermen to embrace the practice immediately.

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