Waiter! There’s a plant in my lake!

That said, the common desire to have a sandy, weed-free lakeshore with clear, deep water does not really line up with the reality of what most of our Minnesota lakes have to offer.

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Learning to love shallow lakes

Many of our frustrations with shallow lakes in our communities would be eliminated if we learned to love them for what they are – excellent wildlife habitat, essential links in the watershed chain, which help to absorb pollutants and excess nutrients as well as limit flooding, and beautiful scenery in our backyards and along our trail corridors.

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