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In The News...

September 11, 2007 - Indiana DNR spends $500,000 to treat Hydrilla in Manitou Lake

January 14, 2006 - Quagga mussels discovered in Duluth harbor

Impact of Zebra Mussels on Ithaca and Cayuga lakes after 15 years

October 25, 2006 - Automated inspection on Lake Minnetonka reduces aquatic weed launches by 75%

October 24, 2006 - Quagga mussels and Round goby killing loons and other migratory birds

September 6, 2006 - Minnesota DNR finds Eurasian watermilfoil in 11 new lakes

May 12, 2006 - War on Zebra mussels: 'Now or Never'

June 27, 2005 - Lake Minnetonka man drowns after being entangled with Milfoil

August 12, 2005 - Zebra Mussels found on Lake Mille Lacs

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The threat is real. 

In the past decades Aquatic Invasive Species have spread to an alarming number of our lake resources with often devastating and lasting impact.  Eurasian Water Milfoil, Zebra Mussels, and Curlyleaf Pondweed infest new lakes when transported by unclean boats.

The impact is extensive.

In Wisconsin over 400 lakes have Eurasian Water Milfoil and 100 have been infested with Zebra Mussels.  In Minnesota, 188 lakes have Eurasian Water Milfoil and Zebra Mussels have moved rapidly up the Mississippi River and into inland lakes such as Lake Mille Lacs. 

Property Values Impacted Management Costs

Recent studies show the loss of water clarity will impact lakeshore property values. 

For instance if Leech Lake's water clarity were reduced by one meter, per foot value would drop by $600, or $60,000 for 100 feet of lakeshore.

Lake Associations have had to shoulder much of the costs associated with managing Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS).

Plymouth taxpayers contribute over $300,000 in a multi-year effort to clean Curlyleaf Pondweed from Medicine Lake.