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Late Summer Bummer Vegetation

Lake vegetation changes throughout the summer as well as throughout the years for various reasons. Even native vegetation can become unbalanced and a nuisance by accumulating on shore, clogging propellors, creating navigation obstructions, etc. According to MN DNR experts, the following species can take off this time of year. View the following links for more information.

Water stargrass
https://www.chesapeakebay.net/discover/field-guide/entry/water_stargrass

Water celery
https://gobotany.newenglandwild.org/species/vallisneria/americana/

Slender naiad
https://gobotany.newenglandwild.org/species/najas/flexilis/

Report suspicious vegetation. Your diligence in monitoring the lake is key in preserving this great natural resource and reducing the costs of management.

Posted on: September 13th, 2018
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