Update: Zebra mussels study underway; Cheney intake doing fine

The city is still waiting on a study to see how they can keep those problematic little crustaceans off of the city’s water intake lines at Cheney Reservoir. And it may be 2009 before a plan is hatched, says Angela Cato, spokeswoman for the city’s water utilities department. But, no biggie. Cato said the city has been monitoring closely for any more zebra mussels and hasn’t spotted anything since they first saw a few shells gather near the intakes earlier this month. That’s a good thing since zebra mussels have been known to congregate and clog intakes — in rare cases even shutting down city water supplies.

Bored? Want to learn more about this invasive species and its impact on Kansas?

Check out the state’s educational video at: http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid707617912/bctid716496705

Or read about the little guys at: http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/Fishing/Aquatic-Nuisance-Species/Aquatic-Nuisance-Species-List/Zebra-Mussels