Emergency restrictions approved in effort to contain invasive mussel spread

HELENA, Mont. – The Montana Mussel Response team today announced immediate temporary emergency restrictions on the launch or removal of all boats, docks, and other structures for Tiber and Canyon Ferry reservoirs.

Matt Wolcott, Incident Commander for the State’s Mussel Incident Response Team, said the restrictions are necessary to prevent the potential spread of invasive aquatic mussels from the two reservoirs to other uncontaminated water bodies in Montana and elsewhere.

The restrictions were approved this afternoon by the directors of the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservat...

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