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Greenwood Lake Commission Discusses Options for Aquatic Plant Maintenance
With the weed-harvesting season coming to an abrupt end, the GLC again vowed to investigate the trio of conventional weed remedies; harvesting, in effect mowing the weeds as they grow, using herbicides to kill the plants and aeration, a method that employs pumping oxygen into the water to help kill the weeds.

Phosphorous is identified in several studies as the predominant nutrient fertilizing weed growth in Greenwood Lake. Phosphorous comes from the natural decay of plant matter and is also contained in sewage treatment plant effluent.


 
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Government Shut-Down Leads to Weed Infested Waters - Due to a government shut-down, many Minnesota Lakes are becoming infested with weeds resulting in the inability to use the waters for recreation. Permits to harvest invasive weeds, which are issued by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, have been suspended because no one from the state is available to oversee the work. Normally, three weed harvesters would be cutting milfoil on Lake Minnetonka and another would be cutting weeds on Lake Calhoun. All of which has been suspended.


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