Lake Margaret to be treated for curly leaf pondweed
For the seventh time, the Lake Margaret Conservation Association (LMCA) has contracted to treat for curly leaf pondweed in Lake Margaret in 2014.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has granted the LMCA a waiver of the requirement that the association obtain the signatures of approval of owners of lakeshore property, providing a public announcement is published with treatment information.
Spraying will take place in May, depending on when the lake water temperature reaches approximately 56 degrees. No more than 9.09 acres will be treated at two sites: about one and a half acres just south of the Lake Margaret channel on the northeast side of Lake Margaret; and about seven and a half acres at the narrows and just beyond at the south end of the lake.
Aquathol K will be used to treat for curly leaf pondweed. It is recommended that irrigation using lake water in treated areas cease for seven days after treatment.
Landowners may request that spraying not occur adjacent to the landowner’s property by notifying Rosemary Goff, an LMCA board member, at 218-963-3542 or firstname.lastname@example.org.