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Water chestnut taking over waterways

water chestnut

Manchester Journal Outdoors (Vermont)

Water chestnut (Trapa natans) is now found in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and eastern Canada. See two short videos on this invasive aquatic weed.

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http://www.manchesterjournal.com/outdoors/ci_30132534/thom-smith-nature-watch-aquatic-weed-taking-over

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City expected to continue water chestnut harvesting efforts this summer

NASHUA– For the third consecutive year, the city is being asked to fund the harvesting of water chestnut and other aquatic weeds along portions of the Nashua River and Mill Pond, to slow the spread of the invasive plants. READ MORE
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Weeds swallowing Lost Lake whole

GROTON — If an invasion of non-native plant species continues to spread unabated, Lost Lake will soon live up to its name and really be lost not only to the concerned owners of lake-area properties but to the entire town. Although the issue of invasive plant species such as milfoil, combomba, water chestnut, and clouds of free floating filamentous has been around for many years, only recently has the problem reached crisis proportions with forests of plants carpeting the bottom of the lake.

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Volunteers pull aquatic weeds at Holliston lake

The Lake Winthrop Watershed Association organized the event as part of its effort to rid the lake of weeds. Water chestnuts are one of at least four weeds that clog about 75 percent of the lake. Kids cheered when they found a black “nut,” the sharp seed pods that drop from the top and make more weeds.

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