Author: Randell Mauricio
Portage's manager of public works doesn't expect Crescent Lake to be surfaced with weeds for very much longer.  

Brian Taylor identifies a required three week period for the weed-killing chemical to take its full effect.  He's already noticed some weed areas starting to decay, pointing to the east and west sides of the bridge.  

Taylor adds the chemical sprayed on Crescent Lake is safe, and is much more efficient than using their weed harvester -- it requires less time and staff.  

He also notes spraying began early this year due to the favorable spring.