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Water weeds overtake Central Park lake

Clifford Jackson, 15, fishes among the overgrowth and weeds in Iroquois Lake at Schenectady Central Park on Thursday.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Clifford Jackson, 15, fishes among the overgrowth and weeds in Iroquois Lake at Schenectady Central Park on Thursday.
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There are so many weeds in the Central Park lakes that fishing lines are getting stuck. Even some of the new paddleboats are having trouble. At Iroquois Lake, weeds have grown so tall the paddleboats must rip through them as they churn through the water. On the nearby Duck Pond, algae is giving much of the water a sickly green look. It’s not going to get better any time soon, either, Mayor Gary McCarthy said. ...


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