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Twin Lakes aquatic weed control begins again this year

Posted: March 15, 2013 - 12:03am

The City & Borough of Juneau Parks and Recreation Department and the Alaska Department of Fish & Game began draining Twin Lakes on Wednesday in an effort to continue weed control in that body of water.

The weed officials want to eradicate is an invasive aquatic weed called milfoil. Left unchecked, milfoil can cause serious ecological damage to the lakes’ ecosystems, and interferes with recreational swimming and fishing. Draining the lakes and filling them with salt water reduces the amount of milfoil without using herbicides.

A release from the CBJ stated the lakes will be refilled at the end of April. In addition, the gangway connecting the fishing float with shore will be removed for the duration of the project.

For more information about milfoil and Twin Lakes, please contact Brian Glynn, at the Alaska

Department of Fish & Game, at 465-4320. For any other questions, please contact Juneau Parks and Recreation at 586-5226.

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