Aquatic invasive species inspections resume at Canyon Ferry Lake, Tiber Reservoir

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HELENA – It was a warm Mother’s Day weekend at Canyon Ferry Lake, and many people spent the holiday out on the water.

Those boaters had to come through watercraft inspection stations, set up by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks to help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. On Saturday, FWP opened up stations at Canyon Ferry and Tiber Reservoir for the first time in 2019.

This is the third year of increased requirements for boaters on those bodies of water, after tests in 2016 showed Tiber was “positive” for invasive mussel larvae and Canyon Ferry was “suspect.”