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2008-11-20 13:09:51

Unwanted zebra mussels have appeared in Utah's Electric Lake, to the surprise of many state wildlife officials who reported on the invasive mussels' presence on Wednesday. Officials expected the mussels to show up at Lake Powell first, rather than Electric Lake because it's a high-elevation lake with relatively few boaters. Boaters are often blamed for unknowingly carrying mussels into the lake from other bodies of water. The mussels "showed up in one of the least-expected places," said...

2008-09-16 09:00:28

By Ray Grass For the Deseret News Utah biologists' worst fears may come true. Early tests show quagga and zebra mussels may have found their way into three Utah reservoirs. Early tests, however, show that three of Utah's most popular waters -- Bear Lake, Flaming Gorge and Lake Powell -- have not been contaminated. Larry Dalton, aquatic invasive species coordinator for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, said samples were taken from 42 waters in Utah. He said Pelican Lake, Red Fleet...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.