Jim Lorden form Carpenters Clearwater Lodge spoke to Arctic Radio recently about zebra mussels. Zebra mussels have spread to bodies of water in Manitoba and are causing havoc.
Lake Winnipeg is so infested people can’t walk on Victoria Beach without cutting their feet on their shells and Victoria Beach Golf Courses water intake has been blocked by the mussels preventing them from watering their lawns.
Zebra Mussels have infested Cedar Lake South of The Pas and the Saskatchewan River is part of Cedar Lakes watershed. If the mussels plug up The Pas’ water lines it will cost millions to try and save. Clearwater Lake is not infested with zebra mussels as of now but in order to prevent the spreading to Clearwater lake and other bodies of water measures are being taken.
People heading north can have their watercrafts disinfected at The Prospector Disinfection Station which is capable of killing zebra mussel larva and zebra mussels from water related equipment.
The station is located near the turn off to Clearwater Lake on Highway 10. Disinfection of watercrafts is required by law before you go from one affected zone to another water shed.