The Invasive Solutions SCUBA crew returned in August for two weeks of hand-harvesting in the Upper Lake. The week of August 7th the divers returned to the shoreline off Indian Point, a popular route for boaters approaching the South Inlet for cruising or fishing. This is a source point for milfoil spread and has been a target for hand-harvesting. The divers removed 1.8 tons of milfoil to maintain control of this bed.
The week of August 14, the divers moved to the eastern side of the South Inlet basin, along Boomhower Road. They harvested a dense area at the northern edge of the bed along the shoreline, then moved south to revisit the area they had harvested last year. A total of 1.6 tons was removed. With generous support from the Town of Dannemora, we were able to increase the harvesting time in the Upper Lake from one to two weeks for the third year in a row.
Hand-harvesting has wrapped up for the year, with some 6.6 tons of milfoil removed over the four weeks of harvesting.