Eurasian Watermilfoil (invasive, especially in nutrient-rich lakes)

Posted on Jul 22, 2016

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Source: http://www.lakeaccess.org/eurasianwatermilfoil.html

Eurasian Watermilfoil can form thick underwater stands of tangled stems and vast mats of vegetation at the water’s surface, especially in nutrient-rich lakes.

Potential Problems

  • Interferes with recreational water activities such as boating, fishing, and swimming
  • Crowds out important native aquatic plants which decreases important habitat and diversity in the lake

Reflections: 

  • Milfoil is common concern among Minnesotans; may be recognizable icon
  • Because prevalence increases in nutrient-rich lakes, could be included
  • Image for mask?

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