Shuswap Watershed Council
New — Water Quality Summary Report 2020
KEEP THE SHUSWAP FREE OF INVASIVE MUSSELS
The Shuswap is at risk of being invaded by aquatic invasive mussels. It sounds like a science fiction flick, doesn’t it? It’s not – it’s a very real threat, and we all need to do our part to prevent it.
If you are coming to BC with a watercraft, you MUST stop at watercraft inspection stations on your route.
Whether you're a visitor or a resident, and whether you’re boating, paddling or fishing, you have a role to play keeping invasive mussels away. Here's what you need to do.
ALERT! INVASIVE CLAMS
Invasive clams (Corbicula fluminea) have been discovered in Shuswap Lake at Sunnybrae and Canoe. These clams are not native to the lake system, are invasive and can be damaging if populations are dense enough.
Unfortunately, there is no treatment to get rid of the clams — everyone must focus on preventing their spread. It is very important that you clean, drain, dry your watercraft and gear every time you leave the water, and always stop for watercraft inspection when you travel.
REPORT WATER QUALITY ISSUES & INVASIVE SPECIES
Whether you live or vacation in the Shuswap, you can play an important part in the early detection of water quality concerns or invasive species in the watershed.
Here are some links for making a report. Take a look!
Members of the public are welcome to attend SWC meetings. You can find the 2021 meeting schedule, and the agenda and agenda packages for upcoming meetings as they become available — as well as materials, meeting highlights and summaries of past meetings — on the meetings page.
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