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Eurasian watermilfoil treated in Iowa’s West Okoboji canals

Iowa DNR personnel spent Sept. 19, 2023, treating the canals on West Okoboji with ProcellaCOR in an attempt to get rid of infestation of Eurasian watermilfoil found in the canals in early August. (Photo courtesy Iowa DNR)

The battle continues in the fight against Eurasian watermilfoil on the canals of West Lake Okoboji in Iowa.
According to Mike Hawkins, fisheries biologist, treatment of the infected areas took place on Sept. 20 using the fast-acting herbicide called ProcellaCOR. This was the result of the decision made by the Iowa DNR and a local task force of community stakeholders on Aug. 8 to treat the impacted area of 19 acres. Jason Euchner, DNR Aquatic Vegetation Biologist, handled the treatment.

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