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
Issues and Positions
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. The WLA has applied for a "whole lake" fluridone treatment targeting EWM in 2022. Waseca county will use the new weed harvester in areas of heavy CLP infestation as well. With a proper permit from the MN DNR aquatic plant management staff, shoreline owners can have 50ft, or one half the length of your shoreline, which ever is less, treated for all weeds. If you are interested in having your lakeshore area treated, please download the form below and send to Lakescapes so they can apply for a permit allowing for a timely application.
- 2022 Near Shore AIS Trt Appl
- Archived Files
Update on Mechanical Harvester for AIS Weed Management
1. The Waseca County Board of Commissioners approved the purchase of a mechanical weed harvester from Lake Minnetonka
2. The WLA supported this purchase as more acres can be addressed each year with a mechanical harvester than with an aquatic herbicide permit Also, physically removing the aquatic invasive weeds from the lake results in a more immediate impact.
Plans are for the harvesting of Curlyleaf pondweed starting in late May.