Crystal Lake – 2019
SWIMMER’S ITCH CONTROL PROGRAM
Please explore our SWIMMER’S ITCH 101 tab on the top of the page if you want to learn more about swimmer’s itch.
Starting this summer, all common merganser broods appearing on Crystal Lake will be trapped and relocated by trained CLWA personnel. Although the SWIMMER’S ITCH SOLUTIONS team will not be working directly on Crystal Lake this summer, we will continue to assist the CLWA and the Crystal Lake community in your fight against swimmer’s itch. Part of that support includes maintaining this Crystal Lake-dedicated webpage for reporting common merganser broods and swimmer’s itch cases.
TWO specific ways you can continue to help…..
From June 1 – July 15 the single most important thing you can do to help us control swimmer’s itch is to report any common merganser broods you see on Crystal Lake (click the appropriate link above).
If you aren’t sure that the brood you saw are common mergansers, click on the link anyway and you’ll be shown pictures to help you determine their identity.
Because all common merganser broods were removed off Crystal Lake in 2017 and 2018, the CLWA expects to see a continuing reduction in the severity of swimmer’s itch cases again this year. Please use the link above to report any and all swimmer’s itch cases on Crystal Lake in 2019. Thank you.