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Purple Loosestrife

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Total Locations: 1044
Total Lakes and Rivers: 588 *

Disclaimer: Aquatic invasive species (AIS) records are assigned statuses of "verified", "observed", or "no longer observed" based on AIS Status Guidance. In general, "verified" populations are established and have been verified by a taxonomic expert. Populations with the "observed" status have not been verified by a taxonomic expert or do not have established populations. Populations with the "no longer observed" status include populations where a reproducing population did not establish. Our inventories are not necessarily exhaustive so it is important to report occurrences. To report new discoveries visit: See the Aquatic Invasive Species Guidance for information on how statuses are assigned. Personally identifiable information on data collection forms may be provided to requesters to the extent required by Wisconsin's Open Records Law [ss. 19.31-19.39, Wis. Stats.].

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WaterbodyStatusWaterbody ID Code (WBIC)Year First FoundDetails
Adams County (5)
Arkdale LakeVerified13743002012 Details
Camelot LakeVerified and Vouchered13781002010 Details
Goose LakeVerified1036002006 Details
Patrick LakeVerified and Vouchered 2016 Details
Twin LakesVerified13774002015 Details
Ashland County (11)
Across from Super 8 on Hwy 2Verified 2020 Details
Augustine LakeVerified24104002011 Details
Butternut LakeVerified22833002011 Details
English LakeVerified29148002011 Details
Galilee LakeVerified29355002011 Details
Hwy 13 - .1 S of RyytyVerified 2014 Details
Kakagon SloughVerified28917002011 Details
Loon LakeVerified27673002020 Details
Meder LakeVerified29353002020 Details
Memorial Park - behind Chequamegon HotelVerified 2020 Details
SE side of Hwy 13 and Hwy C intersectionVerified 2020 Details
Barron County (11)
Bear LakeVerified and Vouchered21051002009 Details
Beaver Creek HWY 53_HWY SSVerified and Vouchered20914002017 Details
Beaver Dam LakeVerified20812002009 Details
Butternut LakeVerified21058002012 Details
Granite LakeVerified and Vouchered21008002009 Details
Horseshoe LakeVerified and Vouchered26301002008 Details
HWY 48 and 29th Ave SW cornerVerified   Details
New Auburn WLA - Sec 22 Culvert on CTH SVerified55271472017 Details
Red Cedar LakeVerified21096002011 Details
Sand LakeVerified26611002009 Details
Sylvan LakeVerified50047882009 Details
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* Total Lakes and Rivers = total unique Waterbody ID Codes (WBICs). If a waterbody, such as a small pond not in the DNR 24 K Hydrolayer, doesn't have a WBIC, it isn't currently counted in the total.

** Purple Loosestrife - DNR has only a partial list of locations. For more extensive data, visit the Great Lakes Indian and Fish Wildlife Commission (GLIFWC) website [exit DNR].

** Fish species - This web page only has a partial list of locations. For more extensive data, visit the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Map of Distribution of WI Fish Species [exit DNR].