These little invaders are just going to keep causing headaches. Ugh! How can one tiny thing ruin an ecosystem? Well, pretty quickly it seems.
More trouble ahead due to Zebra Mussels
The Zebra Mussels species was native to lakes in southern Russia and Ukraine. Then they accidentally spread into other areas and whammo! By the late 1980’s they were discovered in the Great Lakes.
According to LCRA, Zebra Mussels were first seen in Lake Travis in 2017. They were discovered in Lake Austin shortly after that. The larvae are microscopic, so they can easily be transported unbeknownst to anyone. By August of 2017, the word “invasion” was being used to describe the devastating discovery.