Green Mountain Reservoir ANS Alert: Monitoring finds Evidence of Quagga Mussel Larvae in Green Mountain Reservoir
State and federal officials confirmed the presence of invasive quagga mussel larvae, known as veligers, in Green Mountain Reservoir.
On August 18th, 2017, specialists with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation first confirmed the presence of the veligers, initially through microscopic analysis followed by DNA testing. An independent laboratory contracted by Colorado Parks and Wildlife confirmed Reclamation's findings. It is unknown if the veligers were dead or alive at the time of detection. For more information, please see the press release.