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CURLY LEAF PONDWEED
DIDYMO "ROCK SNOT"
MN DNR LIST OF DESIGNATED INFESTED WATERS
NOTE: This list is best used as a guideline. Many lakes are infested for at least a couple years prior to discovery. A good guideline is to assume that any waterbody may be infested with AIS, so caution should be taken when transporting watercraft from lake to lake to prevent further infestations.
Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) are species that are not native to Minnesota and cause economic or environmental harm or harm to human health.
Minnesota's natural resources are threatened by a number of aquatic invasive species such as zebra mussels, starry stonewort, Eurasian watermilfoil, flowering rush, spiny waterflea and others in Minnesota and more not yet in Minnesota.
There are two basic categories of Aquatic Invasive Species: Plants and Animals
PLANTS: Eurasian watermilfoil, Flowering Rush
ANIMALS: Asian Carp, Zebra Mussels, Faucet Snails
HOWEVER: Starry Stonewort is not a plant but an algae that appears like a plant
Click here to read the Minnesota Rapid Response Plan for Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS)
Prepared by MN DNR (January 29, 2013)