Fall Harvesting 2018

Harvesting Weeds by the Dock by Pat Diebel Comments Off on Fall Harvesting 2018
Filed in: Uncategorized, Weed Harvesting :: Written on September 20, 2018 - 12:00 pm
WLOA  End of Season Harvesting Report 2018 Weed growth on the lake was down this summer. There were 105 loads of weeds removed from the lake this summer.  There were 62 loads harvested from Watkin Lake East and 43 loads taken from the West side. There were weeds growing in August that we did not […]

Summer Harvesting Report 2018

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Filed in: Uncategorized, Weed Harvesting :: Written on July 20, 2018 - 1:17 pm
  There have been 57 loads of weeds removed from the lake so far this summer. More weeds have been harvested from the East side of the than the West side of the lake which is typical. The Harvesting summary from last summer had 109 loads of weed removed through this date. There are too […]

Fall 2017 Harvesting Report

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Filed in: Uncategorized, Weed Harvesting :: Written on September 20, 2017 - 1:50 pm
WLOA HARVESTING REPORT FALL 2017 There were 209 loads of weeds harvested from the lake this season. There were 115 loads removed from Watkins lake East and 94 loads removed from Watkins Lake West. The harvester and shore conveyors all worked well this season with very few major breakdowns. The harvester and shore conveyors are […]

Weeds Galore

Weed Harvesting on Watkins Lake by Pat Diebel Comments Off on Weeds Galore
Filed in: Weed Harvesting :: Written on June 8, 2017 - 10:00 pm
We have a bumper crop of weeds this year which means we will have more floaters than usual. The Pat Deibel, operations manager, has enlisted the help of two strong ski instructors to clean up beaches. They will rake and pitch fork weeds out of the lake and put them in piles to dry. This project […]

Fall 2015 Harvest Report

Harvesting Weeds by the Dock by Pat Diebel Comments Off on Fall 2015 Harvest Report
Filed in: Weed Harvesting :: Written on October 9, 2015 - 2:14 pm
WLOA FALL HARVEATING REPORT 2015 There were 122 loads of weeds harvested from the lake this season: *73 loads of weeds taken from Watkins Lake East *49 loads from Watkins Lake West The Composition of the weeds this year was about 50% Milfoil, and the remaining weeds were made up of Chara, Starry Stonewort and […]

Spring 2015 Harvest Report

Harvesting Weeds by the Dock by Pat Diebel Comments Off on Spring 2015 Harvest Report
Filed in: Weed Harvesting :: Written on May 21, 2015 - 2:21 pm
Preseason maintenance and repairs to the Harvester and Shore Conveyors are underway with the dump truck in getting service for the MDOT inspection sticker now. The Harvester will be launched later this week for a shakedown cruise. Harvesting will begin in the last week of May in Finley bay where Starry Stonewort is starting to […]

The Harvest Begins

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Filed in: Uncategorized, Weed Harvesting :: Written on June 4, 2014 - 5:22 pm
Weed harvesting on Watkins Lake is about to begin for 2014. The harvester has had necessary repairs and a tune-up and is ready to begin cutting. Pat Riley and Jim Wojiechowski under the direction of program manager, Pat Deibel are ready for several months of activity to help make boating and recreation on the lake more […]

Fall 2013 Harvesting Report

Pat with the Weed Harvest Truck by Pat Diebel Comments Off on Fall 2013 Harvesting Report
Filed in: Weed Harvesting :: Written on October 22, 2013 - 2:31 am
There have been 178 loads of weeds removed from the lake so far this season. Watkins Lake East has had 105 loads removed and Watkins Lake West has had 73 loads removed. The total amount of nutrients removed from the lake is approximately 356,000 tons. The primary purpose of the harvesting program is, and always […]