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Eradication of Invasive Mussels in Open Water – Stage 1

About the Challenge
Can you help us eradicate invasive mussels?

Posted By: Bureau of Reclamation
Category: Scientific/Engineering
Partners: Molloy & Associates, LLC
Skill: Scientific Interest: Science & Research Partnership With: United States Geological Survey
Corps of Engineers--Civil Works
Submission Dates: 12 a.m. ET, Dec 14, 2017 - 12 a.m. ET, Feb 28, 2018

This launches Stage 1 of a planned three-stage competition, that culminates in a Grand Prize Challenge including field-scale demonstrations.

The Bureau of Reclamation is seeking innovative solutions to eradicate invasive zebra and quagga mussels from large reservoirs, lakes, and rivers in a cost effective and environmentally sound manner. Invasive mussel infestations pose significant logistical and economic challenges for local communities, recreationists and water managers. Currently, no practical methods exist for large-scale control of invasive dreissenid mussel populations once they become widely established in a lake or reservoir (referred to as “open-water”). Solutions can be novel treatments or approaches that build upon existing treatments.

 

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