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Data and Report from S&T Project 20061: Ultrasonic Transducer Field Test for Quagga Mussel Settlement Control

The goal of this study was to investigate if commercially available ultrasound transducers can be used for invasive dreissenid mussel settlement control on submerged infrastructure such as intakes, gates, screens and trashracks. Ultrasound transducers designed for algae control were deployed at two locations at Lake Powell and the accumulation of invasive mussel settlement, algae species, and overall biofouling was observed within and outside of the range of the transducers over a one-year period. The ultrasound transducer tested in this study did not have an obvious impact on mussel settlement, algae species composition, or overall biofouling. The data files include counts of quagga mussels settled on plates, the size of a sub-set of mussels, the dry-weight of all biofouling organisms and data obtained from metabarcoding analysis of algae species.
Generation Effort S&T Project 20061: Ultrasonic Transducer Field Test for Quagga Mussel Settlement Control
Themes Environmental
Tags Quagga/Zebra Mussels, Settlement Control, Ultrasound
Reclamation Project Colorado River Storage Project
Reclamation Program Science and Technology Program

Location Information

Location Description Ultrasonic transducers were installed at the Glen Canyon buoy line and at the Stateline breakwater. The buoy is upstream of Glen Canyon Dam in the forebay. Stateline breakwater is a floating structure near the stateline boat launch at Wahweap Marina.
Location Tags Lake Powell
Location Parent
State(s) Arizona
Unified Region(s) Upper Colorado Basin
Timezone
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Coordinates (lat, long) See Location Details
Horizontal Datum WGS84