Tips to stop spread of zebra mussels in lakes

FORT SCOTT, Kan. — Zebra Mussels are considered an aquatic nuisance species. They can spread from lake to lake by clinging to boats. The Department of Conservation has installed signs at spots like Fort Scott Lake reminding folks to “clean, drain and dry” their boats before you put it in the water and after you remove it. That means you should clean your boat, drain it and let it dry for around five days in the sun. You can also power wash them. Just make sure your water temperature is around 120 degrees.