The McDill Inland Lake and Rehabilitation District (the District) proposes to chemically treat up to 100 acres of McDill Pond to control excessive growth of exotic invasive aquatic plants. Clean Lakes, Inc. will conduct an application of the aquatic herbicide Reward (diquat) to infestations. It is anticipated that the treatment will occur in late May 2018 and will proceed only after the District obtains a permit for the treatment from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
The water use restrictions for diquat are as follows:
There are no swimming or fishing restrictions. Do not use water from treated areas for irrigation purposes for 5 days after treatment.
The District will hold a public informational meeting on the proposed treatments if five or more individuals, organizations, special units of government, or local units of government request one in writing. The person or entity requesting the meeting shall state a specific agenda of topics including problems and alternatives to be discussed. The request for a public informational meeting must be sent in writing to the McDill Inland Lake and Rehabilitation District, 3317 Della Street, Stevens Point, WI 54481 and to Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, 473 Griffith Avenue, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494 within 5 days after the public notice is published.
For questions about the treatment, please contact:
Krista Olson, McDill Inland Lake and Rehabilitation District
McDillPond@charter.net (715) 347-8901
Please plan for not using the water from McDill for irrigation for five days, and no boating the day of treatment. If you do not have a computer and would like a copy of the permit or map you can request one by writing McDill Lake District 3317 Della St Stevens Point WI 54481. Please include a self addressed stamped envelope for mailing. Treatment Map: McDill 2018 Proposed Treatment Areas Treatment Permit: 180329 McDill Pond 2018 Permit Application Diquat Fact Sheet: DiquatFactsheet