The Shingle Creek Watershed Management Commission plans to treat curly-leaf pondweed in Bass and Meadow Lakes on May 22, 2023. Approximately 19 acres of Bass Lake will be treated with diquat herbicide and 6 acres of Meadow Lake will be treated with flumioxizine. See figures to the right for the treatment areas (shown in red).
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has granted to the Commission a waiver of the requirement to obtain the signatures of approval of owners of lake-shore property. Instead, the Commission is notifying property owners of the treatment by posting public notice. The treatment is for curly-leaf pondweed which is a non-native plant that grows in the spring and early summer.
1) Proposed date of treatment: May 22, 2023
2) Target Species: curly-leaf pondweed (Potamogeton crispus), an aquatic invasive species.
3) Chemical treatment will be applied by an MnDNR certified applicator. Diquat will be applied to Bass Lake and flumioxizine will be applied to Meadow Lake.
Please contact the Commission with any concerns or questions