Sicamous is situated right where Shuswap Lake connects to Mara Lake. Travelers driving along Highway 1 on one side and Highway 97A on the other side soon realize there’s no reason to carry on – Sicamous has it all! We take every opportunity to play on the water.
Zebra and Quagga mussels are propeller blade shaped freshwater mussels that can reach up to 30mm in size. They are not yet in BC and pose a serious threat to native species and fisheries in our lakes and rivers.
Live mussels attached to boats, other watercraft and recreational equipment can easily be transferred from one body of water to another. Mussel larvae can float undetected in water in bait buckets, live-wells, pumps and bilges.
Once introduced, zebra and quagga mussels are very difficult to eradicate and costly to remove. They threaten native species and fisheries, and increase maintenance costs of hydroelectric, domestic water, industrial, agricultural and recreational facilities.
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