Myriophyllum spicatum
Myriophyllum spicatum
(Eurasian watermilfoil)

Impact ID6394
Impact TypeRecreation
Study TypeAnecdotal
Study LocationN/A
Impact DescriptionThere was a $300,000 campaign to eradicate Myriophyllum spicatum to prevent clogging of the lake surface which would decrease recreation. According to the Iowa Great Lakes Association, visitors spend hundreds of millions of dollars each year in the region.
Great Lakes RegionNo
LocationGreat Lakes region in northwest Iowa

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2024]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [6/19/2024].

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