Photos by Shirley Birr; click to enlarge.
Treatment began early this morning shortly after 8 AM just to the south of our home to eradicate growth pockets of the dreaded aquatic invasive species, water milfoil; a plant that can rapidly take over a lake. This is an expensive procedure, but about the only one and most effective measure—other than pulling it out by the roots, which will also be done in small areas around the lake. You can actually see the clumps of growth through the clear water.
There’s considerably less to treat this year, as last year’s application stymied its propagation and perpetuation. A new chemical, especially for these spot treatments, is being applied. See “Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS)” in the right hand column for more info. Things are looking up!
Continue your support… and see what water milfoil looks like, read what you can do when you see it in the water or clinging to boats being launched or taken out. we all love Kelly Lake! Roger