Glenn Cunningham Lake Zebra Mussel Response

Agency: Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

Location: Nebraska

Treatment Type: Physical

Treatment Method Used: Water Drawdown

Veligers were discovered in water quality samples from Glenn Cunningham Lake in May 2017, and adult zebra mussels were confirmed on samplers in July 2018. The lake was drained in the fall of 2018 to freeze and kill any zebra mussels and was left to naturally refill in 2019. Instructions for cleaning, draining and drying watercraft and fishing gear were also posted at the site.


U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 2018. Zebra mussel and common Carp control and fish renovation project Glenn Cunningham Lake. 41p.

Partner Agencies: 

City of Omaha, Nebraska
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers


Allison Zach,University of Nebraska-Lincoln School of Natural Resources

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