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Site helps to identify at-risk inland lakes

Site helps to identify at-risk inland lakes

By Dan Egan of the Journal Sentinel

Resource managers and cottage owners have a new tool in the fight to keep the state’s inland lakes from being infested by zebra mussels.

A Web site from the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Center for Limnology will help property owners determine how vulnerable their lakes are to an invasion.

The site displays a map of more than 12,000 lakes and identifies their susceptibility to an invasion. Not all lakes are at risk; many simply don’t have the right water chemistry to sustain a zebra mussel population.

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