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Invasive waterweed has Alaska ecologists, homeowners and aviators concerned

Elodea, a slender plant with whorled leaves, has been identified in four main areas in Alaska: Eyak Lake in the Cordova area, where the plant was first documented in 1982; and, since 2009, Chena Slough, Chena Lake and parts of the Chena River in Fairbanks, several lakes in the Kenai Peninsula, and lakes in Anchorage, including Sand Lake. Ecologists warn that the plant, known for its dense growth and high cold tolerance, threatens boating, float plane and commercial and sport fishing enterprises and could eventually affect fish species in water bodies across Alaska. READ MORE
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