What is Harvesting? Operational Considerations for your lake. Expected Results from a Weed Harvesting Program. Most aquatic plant harvesting systems will cut and remove submersed plants to a depth of five or six feet. As this biomass is removed from the lake, the water is immediately ready for use and there are no restrictions on
In recent years Fox Lake in Wisconsin has responded to a decade of water quality management that has shifted the lake from being turbid with frequent algae blooms to a clearer water condition. This has fostered improved lake use, the return of aquatic plants and a more balanced fishery. One consequence of the water quality
A public boat launch doesn’t necessarily make access to a lake free. There are costs involved in keeping the waters weed free, navigable for recreation and stocked with fish. McDill Inland Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District’s president Krista Olson asks people visiting any lake to utlize the donation boxes. Those donations are very important for
Weed harvesters as workboats By WorkBoat Staff 11/15/2011 As we’ve been following efforts by folks such as those along the Cuyahoga River in Ohio to establish greenery along previously dead rivers, perhaps opening them to more passenger vessel traffic as people again see these rivers as something they’d like to ride along, our attention was
In the 1970’s, Lake Minnewawa in Minnesota was so choked with weeds that residents could no longer enjoy the lake. Boating was impossible and water clarity and phosphorous levels were awful. A group of concerned residents decided they needed to do something to save the lake and on December 15, 1977 as association was formed
Milfoil — Beating back the invader By Rochelle Feil Wednesday, August 1, 2007 This harvest feeds no hunger, just a compost pile. The benefit from the harvest is safety and convenience for users of parks along the Columbia River in Washington: no tangled feet and easier launching for boaters. Ben Mendoza and Randy Smith, Chelan
Aquatic Plant Harvesters offer an environmentally sound method of controlling excessive aquatic plant growth and nuisance vegetation in waterways of all sizes. These heavy duty work boats are highly efficient in the management of submerged, emergent and free floating aquatic vegetation. Like an underwater lawn mower, an aquatic weed harvester cuts aquatic vegetation, collecting and storing
DNR “Mows” Dogwood Lake August 18, 2011 Washington Times Herald Indiana Department of Natural Resources employee Ron Hauser runs an aquatic weed harvester at Glendale Fish and Wildlife Area on Wednesday afternoon. The harvester acts as an underwater lawn mower, removing lotus pads and coontail growing in the lake.