Dam officials hope the lower level will increase the likelihood that they can complete this year’s work on the new dam, which was delayed by funding issues. Boaters and marinas understand the thinking, but are frustrated about the short notice.
Nearly 33 acres of new weeds were found and mapped this month, according to the Freedom Aquatic Invasive Species Committee. But a lack of available funds means treatment will have to wait until next year.
Invasive weeds in the campground’s marina will be pulled by the state at the same time as the weeds found last month in the boat lagoon.
The solar-powered CD3 offers boaters a waterless method of cleaning, draining, drying, and disposing of invasive weeds attached to boats and trailers.
The advisory issued on August 9 was removed by the state on Tuesday, August 13, but visitors and residents are asked to remain on the lookout.