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Report from S&T Project 21031: Survey and Evaluation of Dive and Field Gear Decontamination Protocols for Aquatic Invasive Species

This report identifies existing aquatic invasive species (AIS) decontamination protocols and studies to identify information about method effectiveness and the suitability for sensitive equipment. The two goals of this study were to compile and review existing dive and aquatic field sampling gear decontamination protocols and conduct a literature review of research focused on decontamination methods. Information was compiled from these documents to help determine most studied methods, most used methods, and information gaps or methods that have potential, but are not well studied. No single best approach for AIS decontamination emerged from this analysis but some methods do appear to be more viable than others. It was made evident that having a proactive and flexible AIS program that evaluates different scenarios and tailors techniques to specific conditions, equipment, and AIS is the best approach that should be taken.
Generation Effort S&T Project 21031: Survey and Evaluation of Dive and Field Gear Decontamination Protocols for Aquatic Invasive Species
Location Western US
Themes Biological
Tags Quagga Mussels, Zebra Mussels, Aquatic Invasive Species, Decontamination, Diving, Field Equipment
Reclamation Project
Reclamation Program Science and Technology Program

Location Information

Location Name Western US
Location Description The 17 western states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Wyoming, California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona..
Location Tags Reclamation Domain
Location Parent
State(s) Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wyoming
Unified Region(s) Missouri Basin, Arkansas-Rio Grande-Texas-Gulf, Upper Colorado Basin, Lower Colorado Basin, Columbia-Pacific Northwest, California-Great Basin
Timezone MT
Elevation [ N/A ]
Vertical Datum NAVD88
Coordinates (lat, long) See Location Details
Horizontal Datum WGS84