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Hundreds of zebra mussels can catch a ride on any part of your boat left in the water.
Boats at a Central Texas lake will be checked for invasive zebra mussels as another community tries to stop the spread of the devastating creatures.
The Waco Tribune-Herald reports city workers on Memorial Day will begin inspections at Lake Waco to make sure boats aren't infested.
Waco will work with the Army Corps of Engineers to educate operators about cleaning and emptying boats that have been hauled from one lake to another.
Waco city water quality manager Tom Conry says zebra mussels breed so prolifically that they can quickly clog water intakes.