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Towns Struggle with Aquatic Invasive Plants
An explosion of water chestnut is starting to choke the Sudbury River to the point it’s nearly impossible to take a boat out.

While water chestnuts plague the Sudbury, Assabet and Concord Rivers, Eurasian watermilfoil is thriving in some other local water bodies. Milford spends about $10,000 a year to have a contractor treat Louisa Lake with an aquatic herbicide and Westborough has used the same technique, but don’t see an end to the problem in sight.

The herbicide treatment in late spring wipes out the milfoil, but come fall it has grown back. Wayland’s Heard Pond aquatic plant harvester has made a huge difference over the past 10 years. In 2003, crews pulled 1.2 million pounds of water chestnut from the pond and over the years the haul has drastically dropped to 240 pounds collected in 2013.

 
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Winter Drawdown Has Gives Milfoil Advantage over Native Species - New study "speculates" that the annual drawdown actually has a negative effect on the biodiversity that would slow growth of the invasive species. Pondweed and milfoil both grow in cold weather, and the drawdown may be giving them an advantage over native species.


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