Can the zebra mussel do good?
“Isn’t a beneficial byproduct of the zebra mussel infestation the cleaning of the water they inhabit?” Dear Wondering, According to Santa Clara Valley Water District spokesperson Susan Siravo, the answer is no. “The zebra can eat so much microscopic plant growth, or phytoplankton, that water turns clear, allowing sunlight to quicken the growth of bottom algae. That algae can cause significant taste and odor problems in drinking water supplies,” she said. The little pest – which was found in the San Justo Reservoir in Hollister earlier this month – clogs water pipes and can choke out aquatic life. The discovery was the first in California. The invasive mussels can be spread through recreational boating. San Justo has since been closed. I miss the daily paper “I sure do miss the newspaper coming to my home everyday. It was pretty much my favorite time of day to sit down with coffee and cereal and read the newspaper. It’s not comfy to sit with my computer and read. I also have a question.