Zorinsky Lake is full again.
The reservoir was drained in December 2010 to control a population of invasive zebra mussels. Refilling began last July, and the lake has been gradually rising since.
Zorinsky Lake, at 156th and F Streets, is owned by the Army Corps of Engineers and leased to the City of Omaha, which manages the reservoir and its recreational facilities. The 255-acre lake and 770 acres of public land reopened to boating, fishing and recreational activity last weekend.
Jolene Hulsing, a corps natural resource specialist, said that people who use the lake are responsible for controlling the spread and introduction of invasive species.
“Cleaning, draining, and drying watercraft and equipment will limit the spread of zebra mussels and other aquatic invasive species,” she said. “Unused bait should be disposed of in an appropriate manner and never into a water body from which it was not harvested.”