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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR AQUATIC PLANT MANAGEMENT PERMIT
The Delavan Lake Sanitary District intends to apply for permits from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to treat approximately 165 acres of Delavan Lake with aquatic pesticides to control algae and/or aquatic plants. The proposed treatments would occur between April 15 and November 15, 2023.
COUNTY HWY O SEWER & FORCE MAIN PROJECT
Starting Monday 2/27/23, the contractor is planning to start excavating and laying sewer pipe at the SE corner of North Shore and County O. This date may get postponed due to weather conditions.
Release of Wild Celery
This time of year, Wild Celery will release from the bottom of the lake to repopulate to different areas of the lake. If you look, some of the plants still have their roots attached. They always end up on the wind driven side of the lake. As a side note, DLSD has not had our harvesters cutting on the main lake in the past two weeks. All they have been doing is skimming the weed mats off the top of the water.
NEW MESH ON HARVESTER
New mesh has been installed on harvester #81. The new mesh is designed to do a better job picking up algae and duckweed. Please go to the Delavan Lake Sanitary Facebook page to watch the video of the harvester in action.
Tis the season for Purple Loosestrife - be on the lookout
Below is a link for more information on control and removal of this invasive species.
FILAMENTOUS GREEN & BLUE-GREEN ALGAE OUTBREAK
Due to the hot weather this week and calm winds today, areas of the lake are experiencing excessive filamentous green algae and blue-green algae outbreaks. People should avoid these areas when swimming and boating. Small children and dogs should be supervised to ensure they don't risk possible ingestion. Please see the Town of Delavan website for additional information.