2018 Lake Augusta AIS Harvesting Info

Notice of Treatment
Lake Augusta Association
13699 102nd St NW, South Haven, MN 55382

Lake Augusta Association members and Lake Augusta property owners will be Harvesting Eurasian Watermilfoil and Curly Leaf Pondweed in 2018.  This is tentatively scheduled during the 3rd week of June 2018. 

Only Mechanical Removal is planned for 2018.  No chemical Pesticides will be used.  This year, we will be using:  Warner Outdoor Solutions.  Note:  Dockside has merged with Warners Outdoor Solutions.

http://www.warnersoutdoorsolutions.com/landscape/lake-weed-harvesting/

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has giving approval to the Lake Augusta Association to use alternate means to notify property owners of upcoming Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) treatment plans for our lake as opposed to the previous method of property owners signing the AIS Treatment form approving treatment. Notifications may be done by one or more of the following ways: news media releases, public meetings, mailings, public notices in the local newspaper and the Lake Augusta website; www.lakeaugusta.mylaketown.com The time frame of treatment will be approximately May 1 to September 1, 2018. The methods of treatment will be mechanical or chemical. To Opt Out of treatment, property owners must request in writing that treatment not occur adjacent to the property owners property. To Opt Out your letter must be received by the Lake Augusta Lake Association, 13699 102nd St NW, South Haven, MN 55382 by June 15, 2018.

6/30/2018 Update:  Havesting is now complete for 2018.  A total of 6 acres of AIS has been harvested.  62,500 pounds (9 truckloads) of wet mass has been removed from Lake Augusta to an apporved on-land disposal site.  A Post-Inspection of harvested areas will be performed next week by: Limnopro Aquatic  Science.  No Pesticides were used.

Also published in the Annandale Advocate and the Tri-County Kimball newspapers.

8/1/2018 update:  Open link to see the Final Report from Warners Outdoor Solutions for the 2018 AIS Harvesting on Lake Augusta.  2018 Lake Augusta Completion Report.pdf

8/15/2018 update:  Open link to see:  Before-After Control-Impact (BACI) Study on the Effectiveness of Mechanical Harvesting for the Control of Curlyleaf Pondweed and Eurasian Watermilfoil in Lake Augusta, Wright County, Minnesota. By Daniel C. McEwen, Ph.D./CLP Principal Consultant Limnopro Aquatic Science, Inc.  2018 Lake Augusta Final Report, AIS Harvesting.pdf

 

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No Starry Stonewort found in Lake Augusta by LimnoPro Aquatic Science during recent inspection:  AISEDS Lake Augusta, 8-24-2018_1.pdf

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