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Title: Zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) control handbook for facility operators, first edition
Authors: Zebra Mussel Research Program (U.S.)
Boelman, Shawn F.
Neilson, Frank Murray, 1938-
Dardeau, Elba A.
Cross, Thomas
Keywords: Zebra mussel
Control methods
Control strategies
Nonindigenous species
Invasive species
Hydraulic structures
Engineering structures
Handbooks and manuals
Publisher: Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Miscellaneous paper (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; EL-97-1.
Description: Miscellaneous Paper
Abstract: Although much information exists on zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha), their biology, monitoring, and control methods, not all of this information is readily available in a form that is useful for operators of facilities susceptible to zebra mussel infestations. Thus, as part of the Congressional mandate to address zebra mussel control, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recognized that a concise set of guidelines was necessary. These guidelines are needed to identify facility components at risk and appropriate control measures. In this first edition of the control handbook, only those methods that were shown to be effective, environmentally acceptable, and economically justified were included. Besides an overview of zebra mussel biology, reasons for concern, and generalized control methods, the handbook contains sections specifically devoted to (A.) hydropower facilities, (B.) public facilities (i.e., water intakes, raw water systems, pumping plants, instrumentation, and reservoir level control structures), (C.) navigation structures, and (D.) floating plant. Preventive, reactive, and prospective control methods are discussed for each type of facility, with summary tables provided. Other methods not currently listed may be included in the final edition of the handbook that will be prepared at the culmination of the Zebra Mussel Research Program, provided they satisfy the required constraints.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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