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Committed to protecting and improving Lotus Lake and surrounding wetland areas
Zebra Mussels
What are Zebra Mussels and why should we be concerned?  
Common & Asian Carp
Sea Lamprey
What is AIS?
Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) are non-native plants, animals and pathogens that harm native species, ecosystems, lake habitat, and potentially human health, both physically and economically.
Minnesota waters are being harmed by by aquatic invasive species. It is illegal to transport any aquatic plants or weeds, zebra mussels, Eurasian watermilfoil, New Zealand mudsnails or other invasive species, including launching a boat or trailer with these species attached.

Lotus currently has common Carp, but what are Silver and Asian Carp or any and how can they effect our lakes?  
What other AIS are threatening Minnesota?
New Zealand Mud Snail
Smaller than a dime, how many of these mud snails could hide on your motor?
Eurasian Watermilfoil
More Species
Do you know how a tiny piece of milfoil can populate a entire lake?
On the watch? More from the DNR 
Invasive Animals 
 -Invasive Plants
 -Invasive Pathogens / Disease
Prevention is Key
Rusty Crayfish
What is the Rusty Crayfish and how do they affect lakes and fishing? 
Water Quality
How do Lotus Lake's existing AIS, Eurasian milfoil and Common Carp affect water quality? Find out
  • About 5% of Minnesota's more than 11,000 lakes are on the infested waters list. 
  • Less than 2% of Minnesota lakes currently listed as infested with zebra mussels, but this number is increasing dramatically each year.

The LLCA understands that prevention is the key to keeping the waters healthy for all to enjoy. Zebra Mussels are the main focus for inspections, but not the only concern as other AIS are also on the horizon. 
On the Watch
Lotus Lake residents and visitors are not alone in the concern over AIS impacts. 

Read our Lake News area for more information

See the DNRs List of Infested Waters for more detailed information by lake.