Biologists see invasive water plant receding

An invasive Eurasian watermilfoil is receding from some Kosciusko County lakes in Indiana.

Eurasion watermilfoil, or EWM, is present in most Indiana lakes, and grows so densely that it creates a problem for boating and fishing, outcompeting the native aquatic plant species, a statement from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources said.  So, this is good news, but now the biologists have to determine that their management strategies will be permanent. Click on the following link to access the full story.

EWM covered 38 percent of the surface area of Center Lake in 2015, but after some selective aquatic herbicide treatments the last few seasons, the plant now only covers 4 percent of the lake’s surface area, the statement said.


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