One treatment for Curly Leaf Pondweed: Drain lake and freeze bed

curlyleaf pondweed, Potamogeton crispus  (Najadales: Potamogetonaceae)

Eden Prairie, Minnesota’s Anderson Lakes were drained in fall 2008 in an effort to set back Curly Leaf Pondweed (Potamogeton crispus) by freezing the lake beds during the winter. A manager of water resources for Three Rivers Park District now reports that populations of the invasive plant have been reduced significantly and a greater diversity of shoreline plants have been able to gain a foothold. Read more here.

Chris Evans, River to River CWMA, Bugwood.org

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