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GRANITE LAKE WATERSHED ASSOCIATION 2102 COUNTY RD 5 NW ANNANDALE, MN 55302 TREATMENT NOTICE
The Granite Lake Watershed Association has contracted to treat Eurasian Water Milfoil and Flowering Rush, an Aquatic Invasive Species in Granite Lake in 2021. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has granted to the Granite Lake Watershed Association a waiver of the requirement that the Association obtain the signatures of approval of owners of lakeshore property. Instead, the Granite Lake Watershed Association will notify property owners of the treatment through alternate forms. This notice is one form that the Granite Lake Watershed Association is using to notify property owners. Other forms may include but are not limited to notification through the associations email list, website, annual newsletter and or meeting. With regard to the treatment for this year, 2021:
1. The proposed date for treatment: June 1, 2021 through September 30, 2021
2. The target species for the treatment: Eurasian Water Milfoil, Flowering Rush
3. The method of control or product being used: EPA and MDA registered aquatic herbicides, such as but not limited to Liquid 2,4-D, Granular 2,4-D, Granular Triclopyr, Florpyrauxifen-benzyl, diquat dibromide
4. How landowners my request that control not occur adjacent to the landowner’s property: If you desire that the treatment of Eurasian Water Milfoil and Flowering Rush not occur adjacent to your property, please notify the Granite Lake Watershed Association immediately at the following address and email address below: Granite Lake Association 2102 County Rd 5 NW Annandale, MN 55302 email@example.com
(published in the annandale advocate, wednesday, may 19, 2021)
Lake Level Information:
Most notably, the yearly concern about the level of the lake has changed from “It’s too high” to “It’s too low”. Please be reassured that the lake association has repeatedly checked for any man-made causes and found nothing. There also appear to be no beaver dams currently impacting the lake level as was the case a couple years ago. This current change in the lake level seems to be driven by Mother Nature. It seems we have not had as much rain as we have had in past years. It has been noted other area lakes and wetlands have also been impacted. For example, Lake Sylvia’s
water level is lower and the wetlands on either side of County Rd 5 as you drive into Annandale have completely dried up. Historically, Granite Lake has also been lower in past years. I am grateful for the Wright County Soil and Water team that have gone the extra mile to check our lake multiple times to confirm that the culvert under County road 5 at the south end of the lake is set correctly and that everything else seems to be functioning as expected.
Loons are back! Loons are easily disturbed during the nesting season and prefer to nest on lakes where there is little human activity. If there is too much disturbance, loons may abandon their nest.
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