2017/2018 Infested Waters Update:
Hubbard County had a total of five lakes added to the Infested Waters List during the 2017 open-water season, and two lakes added in 2018. The list of lakes as well as what they contain are as follows:
- Bad Axe - Eurasian Watermilfoil
- Benedict - Zebra Mussel
- Garfield - Zebra Mussel
- George - Faucet Snail
- Long - Faucet Snail
- Steamboat - Zebra Mussel
- Third Crow Wing - Faucet Snail
It is important to remember to Clean, Drain, and Dispose when using lakes and rivers in Minnesota. Public water users can cut down on the risk of spreading invasive species by draining all water from their equipment, cleaning off any vegetation on their equipment, and disposing of unwanted bait.
When purchasing or moving a dock or boat lift from one waterbody to another, it is important to remember that it is Minnesota State law to leave the dock or boat lift out of the water for at least 21 days. This law applies to all lakes and rivers in Minnesota whether infested or not.
Any questions about these new infestations should be directed to either Hubbard County Environmental Services Department or the local MN DNR office.
2018 Decontamination Station Hours Change On The Decontamination Station Sub-page