Would the state permit all 50 acres of Spiny Naiad to be covered in benthic barriers?

Fri 1/22/2021

“No, definitely not. We typically look at 10’x10’ areas, they are not intended to “pave” the bottom of the lake. Also, they are difficult to manage on that scale, and most certainly would bubble up with gas release from the lake sediment, no matter how pervious the material, and how well staked they are. That is an excessive acreage to benthic barrier.”

Amy P. Smagula
Limnologist/Exotic Species Program Coordinator
Watershed Management Bureau
Water Division, NH Department of Environmental Services