DEC Adopting Emergency Measures To Stop Hydrilla

Albany, NY (WIBX) – Boaters and fishermen aren’t the only ones battling hydrilla in some of New York’s waters. The Department of Environmental Conservation is joining the fight, too.

According to the agency, emergency regulations have been adopted to stop the invasive plant’s spread through the Cayuga Inlet.

The new rules allow fluridone pellets (an aquatic herbicide) to be added to water less than 2 feet deep for 90 days, to treat existing hydrilla. The DEC will then renew the measures until a permanent rule is made.

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