What are the harvesters for?

The City operates three aquatic weed harvesters and a barge. They operate from July 1 – Aug 31 each year. Depending on weed growth, harvesters may begin cutting earlier or cut later into September. The harvesters cut and remove lake weeds and other debris to ensure that Chestermere Lake remains safe for recreational and boating activities. Harvesting also reduces clogging of the WID irrigation system.

Last Updated: May 20, 2021

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1. Why do we have so many lake weeds?
2. What are the harvesters for?
3. How do the harvester operators work?
4. How effective is the harvesting program?
5. Where do the weeds go after they are harvested from the lake?
6. How are the lakefront owners participating?
7. How many weeds are actually removed by the harvesting program; how many hours does it take?