A southwest Omaha lake that was drawn down in late 2010 in an effort to eradicate an invasive species of mussels is reopening.
Karie Decker, an invasive species expert with the University of
Nebraska Lincoln, says tests conducted last year showed no signs of
live zebra mussels in Lake Zorinsky. The lake has since been
refilled and restocked with fish.
A reopening ceremony is scheduled for Saturday afternoon. The
event will include comments from officials with the U.S. Army Corps
of Engineers, Nebraska Game and Parks and the city of Omaha, along
with educational booths and other festivities.
The 255-acre public lake was drawn down in December 2010 to
allow cold temperatures to freeze and kill the mussels. The process
to refill the lake began last summer.