Category Archives: aquatic weeds

Aquatic invasive species creeps into Flathead Lake

A reported sighting of Eurasian watermilfoil in Eagle Bend Yacht Harbor waters led to the discovery of large quantities of curleyleaf pondweed in the harbor and waterways that surround it. A survey funded through Lake County, the Flathead Lakers and the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, and led by Eric Hanson of the Flathead Aquatic Invasive Species group found no traces of watermilfoil.

But, Hanson said the survey results showed a different aquatic invasive species, curleyleaf pondweed, has heavily infested (40 percent of the plants) the Eagle Bend harbor and channel. It was also found in patches along the Flathead River bottom leading upstream for a couple of miles, in Fennon Slough and in two places in Flathead Lake—just outside of the harbor in Somers and along a seawall outside of Bigfork.

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Bill to pay for Lake Hopatcong weed removal moves forward in N.J. Senate commitee

Trenton — A bill to permanently fund weed harvesting at the state’s largest lake was voted out of the Senate Environment and Energy Committee Monday. The $400,000 per year for the Lake Hopatcong Commission would come from licensing fees for non-tidal boats…

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Lake Guntersville Aquatic Plant Problems

Scottsboro, AL — Aquatic weeds in Lake Guntersville are becoming an issue. A community based organization is trying to kill the weeds before the weather gets warm. The plants are called Milfoil and Hydrilla. The aquatic weeds are starting to take over this small part of Lake Guntersville in Scottsboro called Roseberry Creek. Fishermen like it because bass fish swim near he plants and are easy to catch. But property owners on the water want the weeds gone.

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Native plants key to Harris Chain productivity

The recent Bassmaster Southern Open tournament results showed that bass fishing on the Harris Chain of Lakes in Florida continues to shine, and it should. Florida communities and natural resource agencies have spent a lot of time and money improving the water and wildlife habitats.

Cleaning up the water has yin-yang consequences. When nutrient pollution is reduced, it lowers algae blooms and clears up the water. When the water clears, aquatic plants grow more. If you add an exotic plant to this mix, the normal balance is severely one-sided, in favor of exotic plants.

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DETERMINATION OF NON-SIGNIFICANCE

PURSUANT to R.C.W 43.21C, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT on February 1, 2012 the Moses Lake Irrigation and Rehabilitation District (LEAD AGENCY) did issue a determination of non-significance relative to the environmental impact of the following described proposal:

An application was submitted by the Moses Lake Irrigation and Rehabilitation District to conduct aquatic weed harvesting activities throughout Moses Lake. Weed removal would occur in numerous locations throughout the lake. Weed harvesting removes both noxious aquatic weeds and beneficial weeds when plant densities build to nuisance levels and hinder recreation in the lake. Aquatic weeds will be mechanically cut by a pontoon-mounted weed harvester, stored in the weed harvester hopper during transport, deposited directly into trucks and hauled away for disposal.

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Aquatic Noxious Weeds

The Washington Department of Ecology has revised a permit that protects people and the environment when herbicides are used to curb the spread of noxious weeds growing in wet areas.

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$8m war on weeds

Maitland will benefit from an $8 million warpath designed to control noxious weeds and protect the environment.

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