The solar-powered CD3 offers boaters a waterless method of cleaning, draining, drying, and disposing of invasive weeds attached to boats and trailers.
Residents and visitors should avoid affected areas that have been posted, and be on the lookout for water that appears to have blue-green flecks.
Proposed in 2009 and repeatedly delayed by state funding constraints, the $4.96 million dam replacement project is set to start on Monday, August 5, with Massachusetts-based Charter Contracting Company LLC performing the work.
The Marine Patrol had few leads, but a combination of old-fashioned detective work and tips from the public led officers to a Massachusetts woman who was piloting a borrowed boat.
The boat basin at the Westward Shores marina is the latest location documented to contain variable milfoil. The chance discovery last week is a reminder that state and local officials need the help of lake residents and boaters to identify infestations so they can be treated before they spread.