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An aquamog is a machine for removing weeds growing over a body of water. An aquamog was used in 2018 for removing water primrose from North Lake in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.[1] A newspaper photo shows a machine similar to a backhoe on very wide crawlers.[2]

Aquatic Environments, a Concord, California contractor, used an aquamog to scoop up muck at the Palace of Fine Arts lagoon, in a project expected to take 26 days.[3]

The name aquamog was derived from the multi-purpose vehicle Unimog produced by Mercedes-Benz.[4]


  1. ^ Dominic Fracassa (November 21, 2018). "Exotic contraption clears invasive plants from Golden Gate Park's choked lakes". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  2. ^ Christien Kafton (November 5, 2018). "'Aquamog' to the rescue! Weed eater takes on invasive species in Golden Gate Park". Fox News. Retrieved November 22, 2018.
  3. ^ Carl Nolte (August 19, 2005). "THE MARINA / Makeover for the Palace / $21 million project includes dredging 'yucky' lagoon". SFGate. Hearst Communications, Inc. Retrieved January 18, 2019.
  4. ^ "Aquamogs". DK Environmental. Retrieved November 22, 2018.