Though we can’t forecast how every aquatic plant species will react to our short and dry winter, we are quite confident the curlyleaf pondweed will be dense this summer. It has had optimal growing conditions with thin ice and little snow cover, allowing the sun to get to the plant and help it grow. Other plants are anybody’s guess. Heat, rain and water levels all will play a part to density of all plants. A lot of times, we don’t even know what plant varieties will show. We do know that they will be earlier than a normal year. Once the water warms to nearly 60 degrees, the natives will start to fill in quickly. It will be an interesting year!