Fearing Mussels, Irrigator Bars Boats from Medicine Hat’s Grassy Lake

Grassy Lake does not, repeat not, have zebra mussels, and the recent closure of a boat launch there is meant to keep it that way, officials with the St. Mary’s River Irrigation District said Thursday.

The rumour, spread throughout fishing circles of an alleged infestation began in late July when signs went up and the dock was closed by SMRID.

Terrence Lazarus, the GM of the district, said he hopes the closure is temporary, but they can no longer risk uncontrolled access by uninspected boats onto the water body irrigation network.  Click on the following sentence to access the full story.

Stopping the spread of zebra and quagga Mussels is the subject of a targeted campaign by Alberta Agriculture and Alberta Parks.

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