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Invasive Variable Milfoil 2006

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Thursday, May 18, 2006: Mark Bellaud drags an old fashioned garden rake through the water picking up pieces of vegetation - some good, some bad. Although the lake looks much better than last year, some milfoil is back. This is no surprise. Our contract with Aquatic Control Technology is for three years. Our next treatment will be Wednesday, May 31. Official notices will be posted around the lake.

I'm back!!
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Below, LMPA member Steve Shriner and biologist Marc Bellaud discuss the depth of the muck under Steve's dock. Steve won the prise for the most muck. LMPA is pursuing the idea of removing some of this accumulation subject to the approval of DEM. The uncontrolled runoff in some areas of the lake has produced unnatural deposits of biomass.

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Above right is a milfoil closeup This picture was taken in a sunny, shallow area where the milfoil is getting a jump start.