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Hand Harvesting of Eurasian Watermilfoil on Norwood Lake
Eurasian watermilfoil is destructive to native plants by taking up space and blocking sunlight from native species. It can also disrupt the behavior of native aquatic animal species with its density. Its density can also cause problems for boats and things such as municipal water intakes.

Norwood Lake Association approved funds for a survey and removal of Eurasian watermilfoil in the lake. Research by Clarkson University and supported by experts predict that in 10 years, if left unchecked, milfoil would cover 80 percent of the lake, said Jim McFaddin, Norwood Lake Association President. “If this happens, property values would reduce at least 15 percent, boating, swimming, fishing and life as we know it would be negatively affected,” he said.

 
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