Aquatic Nuisance Species
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Administrative Rule Change: All docks, lifts, and related equipment must be dried and left out of the water for at least 21 days before they may be placed in another water.
Boat docks and lifts are high risk structures for spreading aquatic nuisance species. They provide excellent habitat for zebra mussels and other ANS that can survive out of water for weeks. It can be difficult and sometimes impossible to find and remove every organism on a dock/lift. Therefore, a three week drying period is needed to prevent ANS introductions to new waterbodies.
Protect North Dakota Waters from Aquatic Nuisance Species
North Dakota High Risk Waters
The following aquatic nuisance species are known to be in at least one water body within North Dakota: