Sound Off

Sound Off: Why is Lone Star Lake closed to all water activities from June 25-28?

Lone Star Lake is closed to water activities during that time because the county plans to treat Eurasion watermilfoil, a submerged plant growing in the lake that, unlike other weeds, continues to grow throughout the summer rather than dying. The water will be treated through today, and no water activities, including boating, fishing or swimming, will be allowed through Thursday. The Douglas County Public Works Department also advises visitors to the lake to keep pets from drinking the treated water.


Eric Rice 5 years, 11 months ago

I sure wish the closure dates would have been publicized before I got up at 4:30 and dragged the boat out there only to find the big sign telling me to turn around and go home.

Jeff Rice 5 years, 11 months ago

boo hoo. sounds like you should have read the paper first, Old Man. :)

wcp 5 years, 11 months ago

It was in the paper a month or so ago.

jayhawkstalk 5 years, 11 months ago

It's just some spraying for weeds that are taking over in the water. It is posted, and has been for some time. It will make fishing and water activities much more enjoyable. The weeds look like aquarium weeds that have totally taken over!

Shane Powers 5 years, 11 months ago

It was definitely printed, and I don't recall a "liberal/socialist" backlash. Tough luck on not getting to fish though.

Clickker 5 years, 11 months ago

They need to cut the weeds...not spay em. My kids swim in there!!

Jeff Rice 5 years, 11 months ago

Who is "they"? It's kinda hard to run a lawnmower under water. Dontcha think?

Shane Garrett 5 years, 11 months ago

I thought they made under water weed wackers. Or did clikker suggest that an army of knife wielding scuba divers should cut the weeds for free. But then would't they just grow back?

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