Why do we have so many weeds?

The lake weeds multiply when they break up, float around, and then establish new colonies.  A new plant can start from a tiny piece of an existing one.  The most common form of weed in Chestermere Lake is the Northern Milfoil.

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1. Why do we have so many 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; and how many hours does it take?