Officials have confirmed that an invasive species has a growing presence in Bull Shoals Lake near Lead Hill, Arkansas.

This confirmation by the Arkansas Game And Fish Commission last week has caused a growing concern for the ecology of the lake.

The AGFC has stated that zebra mussels, with their fast proliferation in bodies of water, can cause severe damage to the food chain in native lakes and rivers.

AGFC say this isn’t the first time zebra mussels have been recorded in Bull Shoals Lake, this does show their number is increasing. No mussels have currently been found in other nearby lakes, and detection plates have been deployed in other bodies of water to confirm this.
The AGFC is urging all who use boats in area waterways to clean, drain, and dry their boats, motors, and trailers thoroughly so as to prevent the potential spread of this invasive species.