The Lake Wausau Association is hoping to remove several hundred pounds of Curly-leaf Pondweed from the water and they’re working non-stop to make sure it happens as soon as possible.
Curly leaf pondweed grows under the ice during the winter, but in the summer months it dies off after it reproduces. As it dies and decays, the plant releases nitrogen which causes algae blooms. These algae blooms cause water restrictions, illness, and fish kills.
Over 250 tons of curly leaf pondweed were removed from Lake Wausau, in Wisconsin, over the last four years and taken to the city dumpsite where people can pick up to be used as fertilizer in their gardens.