MORRISON COUNTY - Eurasian Watermilfoil has been found in a Morrison County lake.

The Department of Natural Resources says it was discovered growing in several locations in the northwest area in Lake Shamineau, as well as to the east of the public boat access.

Boaters who use Shamineau Lake are urged to be extra thorough when looking for and removing aquatic plants from their boats, trailers, nets, anchors, and other equipment.

Eurasian watermilfoil has now been discovered in 261 lakes, rivers or streams in Minnesota.

The lake will be designated as an infested water later this month.  That means restrictions on bait harvest and transport of water from the lake will be in effect.