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Control Zones

Control zones are areas in which zebra mussels or other aquatic invasive species have been found or are expected to spread.

When you leave a control zone, you must clean, drain, dry AND

  • dispose of bait in the trash
  • decontaminate all items before they are placed into a different water body

Aircraft cannot be moored in the Central Control Zone for longer than 12 hours unless the aircraft's floats or pontoons are treated with anti-fouling paint maintained in good condition. The antifouling paint used must be approved by Health Canada. For more information, visit http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/pest/index-eng.php.

There are six control zones in Manitoba.

1. Central Control Zone includes:

  • the portion of the Red River from the United States border to its entry into Lake Winnipeg
  • Lake Winnipeg
  • the portion of the Winnipeg River from Pine Falls generating station to its entry into Lake Winnipeg
  • the portion of the Saskatchewan River from the Grand Rapids generating station to its entry into Lake Winnipeg
  • portions of each tributary that enter Lake Winnipeg and the Red River from the mouth up to the first impassible barrier

Established to prevent the introduction and control the spread of black algae.




2. Whiteshell Control Zone includes:

  • Betula Lake
  • Jessica Lake
  • White Lake
  • the downstream portion of the Whiteshell River from Jessica Lake to Betula Lake
  • portions of each tributary that enter these water bodies from the mouth up to the first impassable barrier

Established to prevent the introduction and control the spread of black algae.




3. Buffalo Bay Control Zone includes:

  • the portion of Buffalo Bay in the Lake of the Woods that is located in Manitoba
  • the portion of each tributary that flows into Buffalo Bay from the mouth to the first impassible barrier

Established to control the spread of spiny waterflea.




4. Winnipeg River Control Zone includes:

  • portions of the Winnipeg River from the Ontario border to the Pine Falls generating station and includes all the lakes, river and channels and other water bodies through which the Winnipeg River passes
  • the portion of each tributary that flows into any of these water bodies from the mouth up to each impassable barrier.

Established to prevent the introduction and control the spread of spiny waterflea.




5. Nelson River Control Zone includes:

  • the Nelson River from Lake Winnipeg to its entry into Hudson Bay, including all lakes, rivers, channels and other water bodies through which the Nelson River passes
    • Archibald Lake
    • Drunken Lake
    • Kiskittogisu Lake
    • Bruneau Lake
    • Goose Hunting Lake
    • Prud'homme Lake
    • Bulger Lake Scatch Lake
    • Hill Lake
    • Walker Lake
    • Cauchon Lake
    • Kiskitto Lake
  • portions of all tributaries from the mouth until the first impassible barrier.

Established to prevent the introduction and control the spread of zebra mussels.




6. Saskatchewan River/Cedar Lake Control Zone consists of:

  • the portion of the Saskatchewan River from the Saskatchewan border to the Grand Rapids generating station
  • all the lakes, river and channels and other water bodies through which that portion of the Saskatchewan River passes
    • Cedar Lake
    • Driftwood Lake
    • East Moose Lake
    • North Moose Lake
    • Red Earth Lake
    • South Moose Lake
    • Traders Lake
  • portions of all tributaries that enter these water bodies from the mouth up to the first impassible barrier.

Established to control the spread of zebra mussels.