Myriophyllum spicatum
Myriophyllum spicatum
(Eurasian watermilfoil)
Plants
Exotic

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.
Reference41887
Great Lakes RegionNo
Cost 
LocationGreat Lakes region in northwest Iowa

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