The Zebra Mussel Invasion Niagara Power Project

by Robert Sblendorio, New York Power Authority, Lewiston, United States,
John Malinchock, New York Power Authority, Lewiston, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Waterpower '91: A New View of Hydro Resources


The zebra mussel is a prolific mollusk that has recently invaded the Great Lakes region. It has a proven track record for causing severe macrofouling at power utilities and water municipalities. In early 1990 it was determined that an infestation was possible at the Niagara Power Project. In response, a comprehensive control and mitigation program was implemented to minimize the impact to the internal service water system.

Subject Headings: Project management | Hydro power | Lakes | Power plants | Utilities | Municipal water | Mitigation and remediation | Aquatic habitats | Great Lakes

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