Category Archives: sago pondweed

Living with weeds, algae part of lake life

The number 1 topic in Lake County this summer will be the aquatic weeds and algae in Clear Lake. In fact, new patches of weeds continue to sprout up every day. Most of the weeds presently being harvested are sago pondweed, a plant native to Clear Lake. This is the long stringy weed that breaks loose and forms mats. Later in the summer other species of weeds such as primrose and duckweed will be sprouting.
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Mechanical weed harvesters will help

The prediction this year at Clear Lake is that the aquatic weed problem will be worse than last year. Much of the north end of the lake already has large parcels of weeds growing up from the bottom and they will break the surface within a week or two. In fact, in some areas the weeds are already on the surface.

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