Lakes-L Blog Question

Using vegetation to keep people out of lakes?

Anyone have experience excluding people from using a contaminated lake by filling the shoreline with cattails or encouraging the overgrowth of submerged aquatics? (I know, most of us spend our lives trying to do just the oppositeā€¦..).  Any examples and/or experience with such techniques appreciated.

Thanks; Earl Byron, Ph.D.; Senior Technologist/Aquatic Science

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One Response to Lakes-L Blog Question

  1. Brandon says:

    Probably not the answer you are going to like but… The best tools we found for getting the community to steer clear of a contaminated lake is by spreading the word – inform, inform, inform!
    That and make sure if you do use vegetation to keep people out make sure it wont exacerbate the issue by altering run off from a stream or trapping algea, etc…
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