From the Fish Lake Property Owners Association: Ways to Zap Zebra Mussels
In October 2016, an alert property owner found two zebra mussels on the southern shore of Big McKenzie Lake which straddles the Burnett-Washburn County line. The Wisconsin DNR’s follow-up inspections found one more at the same location and six at the northeast corner of the lake. Also in October, a single zebra mussel was found in Polk County’s Deer Lake.
These are the first zebra mussels found in the 12 northwestern counties of Wisconsin, but they have been spreading into the eastern U.S.