Red Rock Lake is surrounded by residential communities and
parkland. The lake is accessible through
a public lake access and extensively fished year-round by residents and other
citizens. Infestations of curly leaf pondweed
contribute to impairment of water quality and recreational use.
The Red Rock Lake Use Attainability Analysis recommended
herbicide and other treatments to control invasive aquatic plants. Implementation is expected in 2012.
A Lake or
Bay-Wide Invasive Aquatic Plant Management Permit Application was prepared and
submitted to the MnDNR. The anticipated area is 39 acres. In addition to the permit application a grant
application for Aquatic Invasive Species Control Projects was submitted to the
DNR. This grant amount if received will
be $150/acre harvested.
A survey of
the aquatic plants was contacted on May 11th. The survey confirmed the Engineer’s
expectations that significant growth of curlyleaf
would occur. Harvesting for curlyleaf began on Monday, May 21st and is
expected to be completed around May 31st.