USACE Omaha District Photos

Invasive Species Week
This tennis shoe, covered with zebra mussel shells, was found near Lake Meade, Nevada. The invasive zebra mussel reproduces rapidly attaching to boat propellers and infrastructure such as dams and hydropower plants causing considerable damage. In her five-year lifetime, a single quagga or zebra mussel will produce about five million eggs, 100,000 of which reach adulthood.

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