UPDATE: Half Moon treatment postponed

By: WEAU 13 News Staff Email
By: WEAU 13 News Staff Email

EAU CLAIRE (WEAU) – The City of Eau Claire has postponed its treatment of Half Moon Lake.

Phil Fieber from the Parks and Recreation department says it’s because of very windy weather. He says the department will work with the state Department of Natural Resources to set up a new day for the treatment. No new date has been scheduled yet.

The Aquathol-K treatment is aimed at getting rid of the curly leaf pond weed that’s in the lake. The city is using an independent contractor for the treatment, and recommends waiting 14 days after the treatment before using lake water for irrigation.

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EAU CLAIRE (WEAU) - A new program to control invasive plants started Wednesday in Eau Claire’s Half Moon Lake.

Eau Claire Parks Director Phil Fieber says the project is to clear the lake of curly pond weeds and try to populate the lake with native plants.

People are asked not to fish or swim in the lake until after Sunday while the herbicides are being put in the lake.

The chemicals do not pose a human health risk. They can briefly affect the taste of fish.

The program is expected to take three years to complete.

"We're all very anxious to see the results, and we all hope that we can eradicate the invasive weed population and replace it with native plants,” says Fieber.

The city of Eau Claire is working with the DNR and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to restore and preserve the lake.


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