A control research project on zebra mussels is planned for this summer on Lake Minnetonka. The study will begin in early May and will be completed in October, during which temporary lighted buoys will be installed at sampling locations.
The treated area will be in St. Alban’s Bay and the control area will be in Robinson’s Bay. The purpose is to evaluate the use of low-dose copper treatments, under the brand name EarthTec QZ, to manage zebra mussel populations by suppressing their early life stages.
An informational meeting will be 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, at Deephaven City Hall, 20225 Cottagewood Road. The project will be led by the United States Geological Survey in coordination with the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center.