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Invasives on the Minnesota River


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Won't be long now before the MN river is declared to be infested. Not sure how it's even evaded the label this long.

http://www.startribune.com/local/163248156.html?refer=y

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Lake Minnewaska -- a popular, 7,000-acre lake near Glenwood, Minn. -- has been declared infested with zebra mussels after a second mussel was found there.

The finding, confirmed Friday, spells further trouble in Minnesota's efforts to control the spread of the invasive species, because the lake is the first in the Minnesota River watershed to be infected.

"The lake flows into Lake Emily and then the Chippewa River, which flows into the Minnesota River near Montevideo," said Nathan Olson, Department of Natural Resources invasive species specialist in Fergus Falls.

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They are probably in there now they just have not located one yet. I think 5 more semi wash units will cure it for sure.

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They better put an inspecter on every landing, and have the river open only between the hours od 8am until 8 pm. No one needs to fish after that.

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Kinda hard to drain a river and plant it to corn. confused Hmmmmm.... Maybe build a giant culvert the length of the river and just make the river go underground? Seems reasonable.

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Kinda hard to drain a river and plant it to corn. confused Hmmmmm.... Maybe build a giant culvert the length of the river and just make the river go underground? Seems reasonable.

Might be cheaper in the long run.

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Maybe a little common sense could cure this all but we know that the majority of the elected officials in our country by the way they vote, have very little common sense. That goes for all parties, not picking on just one.

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Yeah thats my home town lake heard all about this from one of my friends back home really dissapointing that all these lakes are getting infested with all this stuff. Minnewaska is one hell of a lake to fish and everytime I go home I bring the kid out and fish it. Its only a matter of time before all these stupid people who are to lazy to clean there boats out infest all the other lakes in minnesota. Dnr can only do so much and they cant control all the accesses. We all do what we can but cant fix the morons that have the poor lack of judgement and keep spreading all this %&*#.

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Since our elected officials have zero common sense it seems at times, maybe if we spread the AIS to every lake and river we can stop all this foolishness of the DNR.

I am starting to think that since the DNR has gone off the deep end with this stuff, we would be better of with it in every lake and river. Sounds dumb but thier rules are dumber as it is going to spread regardless.

Until they have an option to stop it, let's do nothing.

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Maybe they will come out with some sort of sticker for a step by step inspection process grin

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Those zebra's have a lot of work ahead of them to clear up the muddy ditch water!!

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I dont think they eat silt, just algae, so I dont think we will be seeing down 10 feet anytime soon.

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like that thought. has anyone in the prevention departtment gone to where zebs and asian carp come from?????? maybe there lies some answers?????

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