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Invasive Plant Threatens Maryland's Deep Creek Lake

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Maryland's Department of Natural Resources is discussing ways to deal with an invasive aquatic plant in Deep Creek Lake.

The Deep Creek Lake Policy and Review Board will meet Monday night, and will receive an update on the state's assessment of Eurasian watermilfoil. Some area residents say the plant threatens to strangle recreational boating on the lake.

The DNR says a study last year found that milfoil was not outcompeting native aquatic plants. The agency says it will study the matter further this summer, but won't try to kill the invasive plant.

Milfoil forms dense mats of vegetation that can entangle swimmers and hinder boats. It first arrived in Wisconsin in the 1960s and has become a nuisance nationwide.

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Food World Rallies For Quake-Hit Amatrice, Home Of Famous Pasta Dish

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