Losing Lake Powell’s Quagga Battle, But Trying to Win the War Against “Aquatic Hitchhikers”

Ecologist Mark Anderson still sometimes tears up thinking about March 3, 2013, when an adult quagga mussel was discovered — the definitive sign of a possible aquatic apocalypse — clinging to a boat hauled from the waters of Lake Powell.

“We had finally lost the long-fought battle,” Anderson said.

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