These species are not native to our state and is very difficult to control once it becomes fully established. Milfoil reproduces through fragmentation whereby plant fragments break off from the parent plant through wind or boat action, grow roots, and settle in a new location. Milfoil spreads rapidly and displaces beneficial native plant life. It makes swimming difficult and can devalue waterfront property. Where this species grows in its native environment, insects and fish may feed on this plant at such a rate as to control its growth. Milfoil has no natural predators to keep its population in check. Under optimum temperature, light and nutrient conditions, milfoil may grow up to an inch per day. How Did Exotic Milfoil Become Established in This State? It was most likely a "stowaway" fragment attached to a boat or trailer that came to this region. Milfoil can live out of water for many hours if it remains moist.
News & Events JUL 31st
Update - Algae Bloom tested Negative
We have received the results on testing the algae bloom(click Read More for a photo) located at the north end of the lake.
CSLAP reported that the bloom has tested NEGATIVE for toxicity.
Please remember that algae blooms are full of bacteria. People should still stay away from algae blooms and let them dissipate naturally.
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Local News AUG 19th
Saratoga Springs leaders: Call it humanity, not sanctuary
Reacting to President Donald Trump’s hard-line immigration policies since taking office in January, many city leaders throughout the U.S. have said they would not assist federal agents in the deportation of their citizens....Read More