Report: Milfoil battle on lake makes progress
LAKE GEORGE (AP) – A state commission says in a new report that “great strides” have been made in reducing an invasive species in a popular Adirondack lake.
The Lake George Park Commission says more than 85 percent of Eurasian milfoil sites in the 32-mile-long lake have been cleared, and plans are in the works to eradicate the remaining sites.
Milfoil was first discovered in Lake George in 1985. The aquatic plant typically grows in thick mats that can clog boating lanes and make swimming and fishing difficult.
Park Commission Executive Director Dave Wick says while it’s unlikely milfoil will ever be completely eliminated, the plant can be reduced to levels not seen in decades.
The commission says about 200 milfoil sites remain on the lake.