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Harvesting Schedule Update (Week of 07/17/2017)

Harvester MachineThe Lake Minnetonka Conservation District (LMCD) started harvesting Eurasian Watermilfoil (EWM) and Curly-leaf pondweed on June 15, 2017.  Harvesting typically occurs mid-June through mid-August. Harvesting does not occur during the week of the Fourth of July due to increased Lake traffic. The harvesters operate Monday through Thursday. A tentative schedule is provided below; the schedule may change due to weather or Lake conditions.

Tentative  Schedule Starting Week of July 17th
– North Arm
– Crystal
– Maxwell

Preliminary Tentative Schedule Week of July 24th
– Brown
– Smith
– Grays- considering
– Offloading at Wayzata

Completed Bays (June 15-July 13)
– Lafayette
– West side of Spring Park
– Phelps
– South side of Enchanted Island and Shady Island (South Upper Lake)
– Priest
– Smithtown- not harvested
– Cooks Bay
– Black
– Seton
– Emerald

Please navigate safely when you are near a harvester machine since they are slow-moving, large machines. Sometimes nearby launches are used to off-load the harvesters and haul the vegetation to be composted. We aim to minimize nuisances for boaters and leave the off-load sites in clean condition. We appreciate your consideration throughout the season.

Updates will be provided as the harvesting season progresses.  Please contact the LMCD if you have any questions or concerns. Enjoy the Lake this summer!

Posted on: June 25th, 2017
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