In 2015 this lake was a “resort” atmosphere with pontoon boats, fishing, and skiing – two years later, it looked like this. The invasive weed, spatterdock, starts at shore line and spreads toward center of the lake very quickly. Among most notable of Pinellas County Lakes who have the beginning of “weed spread” are Alligator, Beckett, Chautauqua, Crescent, Lansbrook Shiloh, Maggiorre, St. George, Sylvia, Boot Ranch Tarpon Canal and West Lake Seminole. The latter is pictured below. The ECO HARVESTER machine can remove surface weeds/algae and submerged vegetation from a ten acre lake in one day.