Divers to try removing invasive algae from Wisconsin lake

MUSKEGO, Wis. (AP) – Community members and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources are fighting back against an invasive algae found last year in a Waukesha County lake.

The type of algae called starry stonewort was spotted in Little Muskego Lake, making it the first time it has been found in Wisconsin. Starry stonewort can crowd out native plants and destroy habitat for young fish.

Little Muskego Lake Association vice president Lisa Niles tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that divers will try to remove the algae from the bottom of the lake next month. Boaters will be asked to avoid the area.

Starry stonewort has caused problems in Michigan, where it has been found in more than 250 lakes.

 

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