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Invasive clam matting pays off in Lake George

Winter project’s cost put at $400K

Increasing the amount of weight holding down plastic mats on parts of the lake bottom helped in last winter’s effort to smother invasive Asian clams in Lake George. (Photo provided)
Increasing the amount of weight holding down plastic mats on parts of the lake bottom helped in last winter’s effort to smother invasive Asian clams in Lake George. (Photo provided)
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An effort last winter to smother invasive Asian clams in the southern end of Lake George was very successful, officials said Monday — much more so than the campaign a year earlier. The Lake George Park Commission reported that the use of plastic mats on parts of the lake bottom last winter was 98 percent effective in killing the tiny but prolific mollusks. The findings were contained in a report issued by the Darrin Freshwater ...


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