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10/25/17 Update on Zebra Mussel Treatment

As of Wednesday, Carver County reported that the aquacide treatment had killed 50% of the zebra mussels and another treatment was applied. They hope to have 100% mortality by Friday. At that time, they will provide an outlook for reopening … Continue reading

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2017 LMPA Annual Meeting

Approximately 40 neighbors gathered at the Camp Tanadoona dining center on Sunday October 1st for the LMPA’s Annual Meeting for 2017. After a delicious Pot Luck supper, LMPA president Steve Gunther opened the meeting. Plenty of open dialogue preceded the … Continue reading

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Zebra Mussel Update

On June 15th, representatives from Carver County, the MCWD, and the DNR coordinated a post treatment lake-wide zebra mussel survey on Lake Minnewashta. Snorkelers and SCUBA divers surveyed about 8 areas around the lake including the bay where the public … Continue reading

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About Zebra Mussels

Zebra mussels are small, fingernail-sized animals that attach to solid surfaces in water. Zebra mussels are native to Eastern Europe and Western Russia and were brought over to the Great Lakes in the ballast water of ships. Populations of zebra … Continue reading

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Zebra Mussels Found in Lake Minnewashta at the Park Boat Launch/Access.

Eric Feldseth from the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District reported that Zebra mussels were found in the water at the Lake Minnewashta boat launch in the Park. More in-water assessments will be done Friday and a plan of attack developed. This … Continue reading

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Aquatic Invasive Species Update

Mike Hoff, an AIS coordinator with the US Fish and Wildlife Service gave a preview on the highly impactful AIS plants and animals that we could likely see in Minnesota and by extension, Lake Minnewashta. These species include: Spiny waterfleas … Continue reading

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