Lake Detroit and Sallie to be treated for Flowering Rush on Tuesday, July 7

Lake Detroit and Sallie to be treated for Flowering Rush on Tuesday, July 7 Click to Enlarge

DETROIT LAKES - (KDLM) - Lake Detroit and Sallie will be treated for Flowering Rush on Tuesday, July 7.

The Pelican River Watershed District will be chemically treating the Flowering Rush in Lake Sallie and Detroit pending favorable weather conditions.The Watershed District recommends staying out of the water for 24 hours after the treatment and to avoid using lake water for irrigation for five days after treatment.

Flowering rush is an exotic plant that can grow as an emergent plant along shorelines and as a submersed plant in lakes and rivers. This plant was likely brought to North America from Europe as a garden plant. Unfortunately, it also grows well in wet places. While single flowering rush plants are not a "problem," this exotic can form dense stands which may interfere with recreational lake use. Flowering rush may also crowd out native plants and in turn harm fish and wildlife.

Signs will be posted in treatment areas - the Pelican River Watershed District asks if you have questions to give them a call at 218.846.0436

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