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Slyster

How could zebra mussels get into Vadnais?

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Slyster

We've all heard about the zebra mussels getting into Vadnais...

HOW? They don't allow boats, canoes, or even waders! What the heck?

I'd expect Minnetonka or White Bear or some other hugely crowded lake. Totally mystery to me.

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JBMasterAngler

Supposedly they were pumped in from the mississippi.

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Black_Bay

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Supposedly they were pumped in from the mississippi.


The St. Paul water utility pumps water in from the Mississippi to Pleasant Lake which is connected to Sucker Lake which is connected to Vadnais. Don't let anyone fool you into thinking that they came in any other way. The Mississippi River and it's back waters near Brainerd are chock full of zebra mussles.

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SFBOY

Tornado did it. It must have picked them up out of Lake Superior, held them in the atmosphere and dropped them in that lake. I am convinced that the DNR and City would never take a chance on damaging their water supply/equipment and frankly, I am shocked that anyone would imply that they would do so. Local governments are just too smart to let something like this happen. grin.gif

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mojocatt

Did anyone write St. Paul a invasive species ticket?

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JBMasterAngler

Perhaps we could put the city under citizen's arrest? grin.gif

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MidCoast

WEll, even if water was pumped in from Mississippi river. I dont think it is possible that the pump would transport Zebra Mussels to Vadnais lake...

Perhaps an unthoughtful person put it in that lake. You just never know.... I always wondered how did Milfoil get into Vadnais as well...

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SFBOY

THE SMALL ZEBRAS ARE MICROSCOPIC. IF THAT PUMP CAN PULL ANY KIND OF ALGAE, ITS IS A NO BRAINER THAT IT CAN PULL YOUNG ZEBRAS AS WELL. WHEN YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT PUMPS THAT ARE IN THE HUNDREDS OF HORSE POWER WITH HUGE PIPES AND IMPELLERS, IT IS POSSIBLE TO PULL LOTS OF STUFF THROUGH THAT SYSTEM.

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