GF&P: Zebra Mussels detected in Big Stone Lake

October 11, 2023

PIERRE, S.D.–The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department reports that Big Stone Lake is the latest body of water in the state that is infested with zebra mussels.

The Zebra Mussel Rapid Response Team will place high-profile signs on access areas, actively engage boaters using the infested water, and reiterate information on decontamination requirements.

GF&P Communications Manager Nick Harrington says effective education and outreach is key for slowing the spread of aquatic invasive species.