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EWM Harvesting Program Update (7/2/12 – 7/13/12)

The Lake Minnetonka Conservation District (LMCD) launched its EWM harvesting equipment on Thursday, June 7th for the 2012 EWM Harvesting Program.  The harvesting season is planned from mid June through mid August.  The program operates 10-hour days; Monday through Thursday.  Because of the excessive EWM growth, the program has been working additional hours.

Since the inception of the LMCD’s Harvesting Program in 1989, the primary objective has been to address impediment to public navigation caused by EWM.  The LMCD does not: 1) harvest EWM within a property owners dock use area, and 2) harvest EWM outside a property owners dock use area that is not causing an impediment to navigation, but may not be aesthetically pleasing.

Harvesting was conducted in the following bays during the week of June 25-29:

  • North Arm
  • Crystal Bay
  • Maxwell Bay
  • West Arm
  • Harrisons Bay
  • Black, Emerald & Seton Lakes

The harvesting program will be suspended the July 4th week. (July 2-6)
This is due to increased traffic at public accesses and on the Lake.

 Harvesting is planned for the following bays during the week of July 9-13:

  • Cooks Bay
  • Priests Bay
  • West & South Upper Lake
  • Smithtown Bay

These weekly updates are the LMCD’s best estimate and we may deviate from these harvesting plans on short notice. You are encouraged to monitor these weekly updates during the 2012 season.  Please contact the LMCD if you have any questions or concerns.

Harvesting Update (July 2-July 13)

LMCD EWM Harvesting Program Rotating Schedule 

Posted on: June 29th, 2012