In the Some Places Have It Worse Than Others Department, the Oakland Press announces that the only major Oakland County MI watershed WITHOUT zebra mussels has been found to contain them!
The Oakland Press: Local News: Zebra mussels have been found and confirmed in what had been the only major Oakland County watershed without the aquatic invaders.
According to Michigan Sea Grant, zebra mussels are in Bush Lake in Holly, part of the Shiawassee River Watershed.
Sea Grant also has a recent report from Bald Eagle Lake in Brandon Township, part of the Flint River watershed. That 2006 report, which has not yet been confirmed, would bring the total number of lakes in Oakland County with zebra mussels to 47 – 25 in the Clinton watershed; 17 in the Huron; two each in the Rouge and Flint; and one in the Shiawassee, said Carol Swinehart, communications manager of Michigan Sea Grant in East Lansing
Thanks to Jane Dauffenbach of Aquarius Systems for this contribution.