- Associated Press - Friday, April 8, 2016

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - The Goose Lake Wildlife Management Area has been closed to limit the spread of an invasive water plant that has been found there.

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission plans to treat the lake in Holt County with a chemical to kill the invasive Eurasian watermilfoil plant this spring.

But the lake will remain closed until the invasive plant has been reduced to an acceptable level.

Officials took this step because the plant can spread easily with just a stem or leaf. An entire colony can quickly grow from a fragment of a plant.

It’s important for everyone who uses Nebraska lakes to drain, clean and dry their boats, waters and other equipment when they leave any body of water.

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