More Eurasian Watermilfoil Found 21 Jul 14

Eurasian watermilfoil has been discovered growing in Middle Spunk Lake near Avon in central Minnesota. The DNR says the non-native, invasive aquatic plant was discovered rooted at various locations along the eastern side of the lake to a depth of nearly 12 feet. The highest densities were found near the public beach and public water access on the northeast shore; the plant was found matted on the surface in other areas as well. Eurasian watermilfoil was not found in either of the adjacent lakes after visual inspection. Eurasian watermilfoil can form dense mats of vegetation and crowd out native aquatic plants, clog boat propellers and make water recreation difficult. The lake will be designated as infested water; signage is already posted at the public access alerting boaters to the new infestation.