Lake Nokomis gets added muscle against invasives

  • Article by: Bill McAuliffe , Star Tribune
  • Updated: August 18, 2013 - 9:25 PM

After $73,000 upgrade, weir will control water level while keeping zebra mussels out.

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RanickAug. 18, 1310:09 PM

I hope they are able to let more water out than just 4 inches. The water levels have been way up for the last two years and we have no beaches left except on the east and west shores.

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minneg56Aug. 19, 13 6:56 AM

This is great for the lake below the surface. Now -if the 'human invasive species' who constantly are speeding 20-25 MPH over the speed limit (upwards of 55 MPH at times!) and who regularly run the red lights on both ends of the Cedar Bridge over the lake in BOTH directions can be controlled we'd have a safer environment at the lake ABOVE the surface!

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liberaleliteAug. 19, 13 7:53 AM

I think the invasive species is actually just the bridge. I hope we see it dismantled someday.

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jooblkAug. 19, 13 8:41 AM

Does anyone realize that zebra mussels filter the water and have the ability to make it crystal clear? I know this is in invasive species, but in general our lakes have become dirty, cloudy, mud pools because to the invasive species called humans. Maybe, just maybe, this is mother natures cure for cleaning up for another invasive species... The mussels do not cling to sandy beaches, clean the water, and potentially hurt the fishing... but i am not sure how much fishing is (or should be) going on at Nokomis. I would trade bad fishing for clean swimming water any day.

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OldYellarAug. 19, 13 8:59 AM

So if they are in the creek, and not in the lakes, how did they get there? Did they climb up Minnehaha Falls?

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ahugginkissAug. 19, 1312:13 PM

@ OldYellar: "So if they are in the creek, and not in the lakes, how did they get there? Did they climb up Minnehaha Falls?" - They hitched a ride into Lake Minnetonka from careless boaters.

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rassmokAug. 19, 1312:35 PM

OldYellar: "So if they are in the creek, and not in the lakes, how did they get there? Did they climb up Minnehaha Falls?" The mussell were first found in Lake Minnetonka which outlets to the creek, and thus why they are found in the creek but not the (other) lakes (Nokomis and Hiawatha).

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carlbsAug. 19, 13 1:15 PM

And to clarify. Nokomis and Hiawatha and Harriet are at higher elevations than the creek; thus they flow into the creek and the weir makes sure it stays that way.

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segavinAug. 23, 13 2:14 PM

Glad they finally took the incentive to do this. Now that Nokomis is completely surrounded by infiltrated lakes - how are you going to stop the zebra mussels that get stuck onto a bird? Seems like a waste of time to me.

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