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Water Milfoil Found in Central MN Lake

Water Milfoil Found in Central MN Lake Click to Enlarge Photo: Liu, Photos.com

Jul 24, 2012 at 7:25 am

MOTLEY, MN (KNSI) - The Minnesota DNR says Eurasian water milfoil has been found growing in Shamineau Lake in Morrison County. It was discovered in the northwest area of the lake and east of the public boat access.

Eurasian water milfoil can form dense mats of vegetation and crowd out native aquatic plants, clog boat propellers, and make water recreation difficult. The DNR and the local lake association have decided to hire divers to remove the Eurasian water milfoil by hand, and reduce the likelihood that boaters might accidentally carry the plant from the lake on trailered watercraft.

Shamineau Lake will be designated as 'infested water,' which means restrictions on bait harvest and transport of water from the lake will be in effect.

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