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Lake Management Workers Remove 80 Truckloads of Biomass
A very warm winter combined with a long spring and a hot dry summer caused the weeds to flourish at an accelerated rate at Cheshire Reservoir.

A treatment to control Vallisnaria americana weed, also known as tape grass from the reservoir generated a massive release of the weeds grip on the lake bottom. Wind and water currents carried the rotting plant material on nearby shores.

Lake Management workers with the use of a mechanical harvester were able to remove about 80 dump truckloads of dead and rotting tape grass. Rotting material still remains behind, but works plan to return to collect more vegetation.



 
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Officials To Lower Water Level Of Quinsigamond Lake & Flint Pond - The Irish Dam in Grafton will be lowered two or three inches a day until the water elevation in Lake Quinsigamond and Flint Pond is 24 to 30 inches lower than normal. The purpose of the draw downis to expose the roots of nuisance aquatic vegetation proliferating in Lake Quinsigamond and Flint Pond to freezing temperatures and thereby reducing some of the heavy weed growth along the shoreline and in the shallow areas of the lake and pond.


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