Low water levels expose lake beds

Published 2:10 pm Saturday, November 21, 2009

Many Minnesota lakes are experiencing low water levels due to an extended period of reduced rainfall, which is exposing large areas of lake beds.

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminds shoreline owners that permits are required for control of vegetation on dry lake beds. This includes cutting, chemical treatment or other disruption.

Removal of emergent aquatic plants without a permit is a misdemeanor and can result in a fine and restoration order.

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