Category Archives: Elodea canadensis

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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Weed treatment proposed for outstanding lake

Lake Kohangatera is to receive treatment to eliminate two new invasive weed species following surveys by NIWA after the aggressive exotic weeds Elodea canadensis and Egeria densa (Oxygen weed) were found in the uppermost reaches of Gollans Swamp. READ MORE
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With a noxious aquatic weed threatening Alaska’s prime fishing waters, science and local politics are at odds

Source: Alaska Dispatch (Alaska) 11/28/2013
Two species of Elodea, aquatic plants commonly known as Canadian and Nuttall’s waterweed, have been found in recent years in a handful of lakes and sloughs near Fairbanks, Anchorage, Cordova, and Kenai. READ MORE
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