About Milfoil

 

These species are not native to our state and is very difficult to control once it becomes fully established. Milfoil reproduces through fragmentation whereby plant fragments break off from the parent plant through wind or boat action, grow roots, and settle in a new location. Milfoil spreads rapidly and displaces beneficial native plant life. It makes swimming difficult and can devalue waterfront property. Where this species grows in its native environment, insects and fish may feed on this plant at such a rate as to control its growth. Milfoil has no natural predators to keep its population in check. Under optimum temperature, light and nutrient conditions, milfoil may grow up to an inch per day. How Did Exotic Milfoil Become Established in This State? It was most likely a "stowaway" fragment attached to a boat or trailer that came to this region. Milfoil can live out of water for many hours if it remains moist.

EWM brochure 2

 

Useful Weblinks:

Department of Ecology of the University of Washington page dedicated to Eurasian Milfolil: http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/wq/plants/weeds/milfoil.html

Minnesota Sea Grant: Eurasian Milfoil: Fact Sheet:http://www.seagrant.umn.edu/exotics/eurasian.html

Eurasian Watermilfoil in Vermont: http://www.anr.state.vt.us/dec/waterq/lakes/htm/ans/lp_ewm.htm

Save Black Lake: Eurasian Watermilfoil: http://www.saveblacklake.org/invasive-species/eurasian-water-milfoil


 

CLCA News & Events 7/4/2017

July 4th Water Level Update

As of 7AM July 4, lake level at Green Lake Bridge was 13 inches above summer normal, and down 9 inches over past 24 hours. 
The DEC opened the dam to 22 inches on the morning of July 3, after opening it to 10 inches on July 2. At present rate, normal lake level is expected by late Thursday July 6.
Bill Fielding, on behalf of the CLCA, urged DEC on July 1 to open the dam 22 to 25 inches. A further urgent request was made at 7AM on July2 and DEC opened the dam to 10 inches that afternoon.
At 6PM on July 2 CLCA again asked DEC to open to 20 inches, and then at 7AM on July 3 upped the recommended opening to 22 inches. DEC finally opened the dam to that level at approximately 9AM July 3.
Further updates will be sent if warranted.
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Local News 8/21/2017

What's Happening Monday, Aug. 21

Highlights include track giveaway, Restaurant Week...

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