BANGOR (AP) – Additional milfoil surveying is planned for parts of Salmon Lake and Great Pond near Belgrade.

Last week, divers with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection removed all of the Eurasian milfoil they found in a cove on Salmon Lake, also known as Ellis Lake, and installed screen netting to keep milfoil from entering adjoining Great Pond.

But DEP officials said Wednesday enough small plants were discovered to merit another survey. The department has not set a date for the next dive.

Milfoil is an invasive aquatic plant species that grows rapidly. Most of the roughly two dozen infested lakes and ponds in Maine have variable water milfoil.

Eurasian milfoil is even more aggressive.



Information from: Bangor Daily News, http://www.bangornews.com

AP-ES-08-14-08 0702EDT


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