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Curly Leaf Pondweed

Curly Leaf Pondweed

Curly Leaf Pondweed

CURLY LEAF PONDWEED(CLP) was discovered in Shunenberg Lake (part of the Eau Claire chain of lakes) in 2022.  See the locations on the lake map to the right.

PLEASE HELP REDUCE THE SPREAD BY AVOIDING THESE AREAS! And SCOOP UP and dispose of TURIONS and floating Curly Leaf Pondweed plant fragments..  The pictures contain a variety of the stages, sizes and colors of AIS CLP turions that you may see floating in your lake. They fall off the plant, float and end up in the bottom of the lake where they can lay doormat for up to ten years before rooting.

CLP also breaks off when caught on anchors, motors, etc. They often contain multiple turions which then fall off to start new infestations.  CLP grows under the ice dominating the sunlight and depriving native plants.

The CLP grows to the surface and forms thick mats. It dies off at the beginning of July and creates Algae blooms in the middle of summer reducing oxygen for fish and creating poor swimming conditions, etc.

PLEASE avoid disturbing the plants in anyway to minimize the spread of NEW INFESTATIONS.

Additional Resources

Shunenberg Lake locations

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