Aquatic Invasives Grant
Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
In September 2016, Leopolis pond initiated a full drawdown. In April 2017, the pond was brought back up to full capacity. A drawdown can be very effective when properly conducted with all entities involved. The effects can last for three or more years. A drawdown may allow the sediment to compact. As a driver of disturbance, drawdowns may increase native plant diversity by flushing out the dominant Eurasian watermilfoil. It is suggested that a drawdown occur in Leopolis Pond every 5 years. However, it would be beneficial to engage all stakeholders of the lake to come up with an agreeable method.
Grant AIRR-182-15 awarded