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Treatment Plan

2017 Treatment Plan

Off-Shore Treatment Completed on May 24, 2017

  • Three large portions of the lake, totaling 28 acres, were treated on May 24th with Diquat, an EPA-approved, broad-spectrum herbicide.
  • Diquat is effective against both Eurasian Water Milfoil (EWM) and Curly Leaf Pondweed (CLP).
  • DNR felt this treatment was best suited to our particular combination of weeds this season. We have a particularly aggressive CLP invasion compared to previous years.
  • Please note that this is the earliest, largest and most expensive treatment DNR has ever allowed on this lake.
  • Post-treatment assessment indicates that the treatment was successful.
  • That being said, DNR has confirmed that this is one of the worst seasons for weeds we’ve ever had, and we may need a second round of treatment later in the summer.

Near-Shore Treatment Completed on June 2, 2017

  • For those who contracted for it, near-shore treatment occurred on June 2nd.
  • Treatment notifications were posted at all treated properties, outlining any potential water use restrictions.
  • Again, post-treatment assessment of near-shore treatment suggests the treatment was effective.

Potential Additional Treatment Later in Season

  • We will continue to monitor our weed situation and work with DNR to request follow-up treatment, if we deem it necessary.
  • The area treated and chemical used may vary, depending on our weed situation at the time.