Stormy Lake Closed To Boats, Planes

There will be no boats or planes on Stormy Lake this summer. Officials area closing the lake in an attempt to control the invasive aquatic plant elodea. Jack Blackwell,  local state park superintendent, said they’re asking residents to stay out of the water, to prevent the plant spreading and clogging other waterways…

 

Blackwell: “It means you can’t operate or you can’t take watercraft on the lake or land aircraft on the lake. Elodea can spread pretty rapidly through small pieces of the plant that may be inadvertently transported on the boat to other water bodies or on a trailer or on a aircraft float.”

 

Biologists are still considering how to treat the weed, which can cause damage to salmon habitat.

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