Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Monitoring
What is an AIS?
Why do we not want Zebra/Quagga Mussels in Saskatchewan?
The Adult Invasive Mussel Monitoring (AIMM) program is a partnership between Saskatchewan Watershed Stewardship Groups (WSGs) and other agencies to detect unwanted aquatic invasive mussels in the province. WSGs like the AWSA have also been sampling lakes for mussel veligers. Veligers are the free-swimming larval form of adult Zebra and Quagga mussels. The earlier we can detect the presence or absence of these unwanted pests the better!
The AWSA samples the following water bodies for veligers:
Whitesand River Reservoir
Good Spirit Lake
Lake of the Prairies
To date, all samples have come back negative across the province; let's hope it stay that way long into the future!