2011 Flowering Rush Treatments
You may have noticed the water was red in areas of Detroit Lake on July 28th. This was a dye injected into lake within a research test plot. The dye is used to monitor how the chemical disperses in the water and the length of time it is present in the water. Also emergent treatment of the the flowering rush took place where the parts of the plants above the water were sprayed. PLM Lake & Land Managment carried out the application of the chemical thoughout Detroit Lake.
Researching the rush
Though its fellow invasive species, Eurasian watermilfoil and curly leaf pondweed might be better known on a nationwide scale, flowering rush is an aquatic nuisance that has plagued lakeshore residents in the Detroit Lakes area for several decades.
By: Vicki Gerdes, DL-Online
PRWD's 2010 Flowering Rush Research Program
On March 23, 2010, the PRWD Managers adopted a ten-year plan to address aquatic plant management problems in District streams and lakes. A major thrust of that plan is to undertake a comprehensive research program on Flowering Rush. This program will extend over three years beginning this summer.
2010 Research Plan