From the surface, Lake George looks as beautiful and pristine as ever, but this year, teams of divers were very busy with underwater landscaping.
According to The Post Star, approximately 100,000 pounds of Eurasian watermilfoil were hand-picked from Lake George by divers in 2015. This was the second year of weed-removal efforts, and it cost around $400,000. The total weight of the milfoil that was removed amounted to “more than three full-size school buses,” The Post Star reported.
- The Post Star: 100,000 pounds of lake weed removed from Lake George in 2015