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The purpose of the Waseca Lakes Association shall be to improve and maintain the water quality of the Waseca lakes and adjoining watershed for all users. The group will be organized as a non-profit organization to promote involvement and input from all watershed residents, interested persons, and organizations through communication, action, and education. Read our Newsletter

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Below are current efforts to manage aquatic invasive weeds and improve water quality in Clear Lake:

Clear Lake was impacted by very heavy infestations of curly-leaf pondweed (CLP) and Eurasian watermilfoil (EWM) in 2021.   These invasive weeds hamper boat navigation and decay late summer releasing phosphorous which causes algae blooms.

1. The WLA has contracted for a "whole lake" fluridone treatment that was applied June 14th targeting EWM in 2022.   Fluridone is a very expensive, but effective treatment for Eurasian watermilfoil and we hope that this unique treatment will reset the EWM population so that we can target any small areas that reoccur in coming years.

2. Waseca county successfully used the new weed harvester from May 24 to June 20 in areas of heavy CLP infestation as well.  They were successful in removing 230 tons over 75 acres of the most affected areas of Clear Lake. 

3. If you are a private lakeshore owner, you can obtain a permit from the MN DNR aquatic plant management staff, and shoreline owners can have 50ft, or one half the length of your shoreline, which ever is less, treated for all weeds.  Many lakeshore owners had this done back in June, as it is now too late to begin this for 2022, but something to consider in 2023. 

 

The Waseca Lakes Assoc meeting for Jan 4th bas been cancelled. The next meeting will be Feb 1. Watch for membership renewals coming soon! ... See MoreSee Less
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The Annual Lakefest Freedom run on the 4th of July was cancelled due to heavy rains all morning, but we hope to see you in 2023.