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As lakeshore residents begin to pull in their docks, lifts and other equipment from the water, they're finding zebra mussels, such as this cluster of the invasive species that attached to the bottom of a water trampoline on Lake L'Homme Dieu. Echo Press photo by Celeste Beam

Zebra mussels in new territory

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It's that time of year again when homeowners on area lakes are beginning to pull their docks, lifts and other equipment out of the water.


But this year, lakeshore property owners on several area lakes - L'Homme Dieu, Carlos, Darling, Geneva, Victoria, Jessie and Alvin - need to keep a watchful eye on everything they bring in.

Every nook and cranny needs to be inspected for an invasive species - zebra mussels - that have found their way into two area lakes.

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