Aquatic Invasive Species

Our Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) water sampling for this year has come to an end. This year, we sampled 47 waterbodies in Saskatchewan. Samples have been sent for analysis to determine the absence or presence of invasive mussels. We will be sure to share results with our subscribers and followers when available.

2022 Sampled Waterbodies 

  • Anglin Lake
  • Batka Lake
  • Blackstrap Reservoir
  • Buffalo Pound Lake
  • Candle Lake
  • Christopher Lake
  • Codette Lake
  • Cypress Lake
  • Duncairn Dam
  • Eastend Reservoir
  • Echo Lake
  • Emma Lake
  • Fishing Lake
  • Good Spirit Lake
  • Governor Dam
  • Greenwater Lake
  • Humboldt Lake
  • Jackfish Lake
  • Jackfish Lake
  • Katepwa Lake
  • Kipabiskau Lake
  • Lac Pelletier
  • Lake Diefenbaker
  • Lake of the Prairies
  • Last Mountain Lake
  • Little Manitou Lake
  • Lovering Lake
  • Lucien Lake
  • Madge Lake
  • Marean Lake
  • McBride Lake
  • McPhee Lake
  • Meeting Lake
  • Moosomin Reservoir
  • Murray Lake
  • North Sask River
  • Old Wives Lake
  • Pasqua Lake
  • Pike Lake
  • Qu’Appelle River
  • Struthers Lake
  • Thompson Lake
  • Tobin Lake
  • Wakaw Lake
  • Wascana Creek
  • Wascana Lake
  • Whitesand River

Did you know?

Female Zebra and Quagga Mussels can release up to one million eggs each breeding season!



Protecting Saskatchewan waters from aquatic invasive species starts with you! Here are some ways you can help:

Monitoring our waterbodies for unwanted aquatic invasive mussels is important for early detection across many lakes in Saskatchewan. Our sampling efforts aid in monitoring for mussel veliger and mussel eDNA. All organisms leave traces of DNA in their environment. This DNA can be extracted from the environment and used to identify the organism that left it behind. This is called eDNA or Environmental DNA. This technology is extremely helpful for the early detection of invasive mussels. Select lakes around Saskatchewan are being tested using this technology.


a free-floating immature mussel or mussel larva

They can be transported in undrained water found in watercraft, motors, bait buckets, etc.


This monitoring program is possible thanks to the generous support of the Government of Saskatchewan Fish and Wildlife Development Fund, the Water Security Agency, Mosaic, and Invasive Species Centre.