EDGEWATER—A three-year cooperative project funded by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is helping a Sawyer County lakes group make important progress in ongoing  control of curly leaf pondweed in Lake Chetac.

 After two years of treatments, surveys taken at the end of 2014 indicate an 82 percent reduction in the 90-acre North Bay area of the lake targeted for herbicide application.  Alex Smith, DNR lakes biologist for the region, said the survey work also documented an increase in the growth of native plants in the lake.

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