Eradication of Zebra Mussel Populations in Lake George, NY, through SCUBA Removal

Agency: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - Darrin Fresh Water Institute

Location: New York

Treatment Type: Physical

Treatment Method Used: Manual Removal

Following the discovery of zebra mussels in Lake George, NY, a volunteer-led response team successfully eradicated colonizing mussels through manual removal by divers. This project period ran from initial discovery in December 1999 through September 2007.


Partner Agencies: 

New York Department of Environmental Conservation
Lake George Park Commission
Lake George Association
The Fund for Lake George
New York Sea Grant
Helen V. Froehlich Foundation
Lake George Watershed Conference
Town of Bolton Landing
Village of Lake George
Scientific Diving International
InnerSpace Scientific Diving
Bateaux Below
Capitaland SCUBA
Morins Professional SCUBA Centers


Sandra Nierzwicki-Bauer, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - Darrin Fresh Water Institute

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