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Salvinia in Shreveport’s drinking water supply

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“We had a dog that thought it was the grass and walked straight into the lake,” Roberts recalled.

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One of Australia’s worst weeds moves into Miles

Source: Warwick Daily News (AUSTRALIA) 9-2089413-tcn071113weeds2_t46011/1/13

AN URGENT community meeting will be held in Miles next Wednesday to inform residents about a potentially catastrophic weed outbreak in Dogwood Creek. The Miles community will learn the best ways to tackle the noxious Salvinia molesta weed infestation in the creek – the town’s drinking water supply.  READ MORE
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State lawmaker from Shreveport wants a new way to kill aquatic weeds

Louisiana Rep. Patrick Williams (D-Shreveport) is trying to draw attention to the invasive aquatic weed giant salvinia that continues to clog many waterways in the state. Williams said his constituents want to see results that go beyond chemical sprays and weed eating weevils raised in university research labs.
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LSU AgCenter releases more weevils to fight aquatic weed

Dearl Sanders calls himself a bug chauffeur. The LSU AgCenter scientist is trying to move as many salvinia weevils as he can to combat the invasive aquatic plant giant salvinia, which is clogging waterways across Louisiana.

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Weevils successfully destroy acres of lake-invading plants

(Phys.org)-A weevil that feeds exclusively on giant salvinia has successfully destroyed about 150 acres of the invasive plant this summer on B.A. Steinhagen Lake near Woodville in East Texas, according to personnel involved in a statewide giant salvinia management program.

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Salvinia Aquatic Ferns Near Destroys East Java Lake

TEMPO Interactive, Jakarta:The water quality of Ranu Pani, a lake which lies at the foot of Mount Semeru in Lumajang, East Java, is steadily deteriorating due to wild vegetation and increased sediments setting in. If neglected, within 20 years, this lake will no longer exist.

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Sharing banned aquatic plants illegal

Bay of Plenty residents are being urged not to share or grow banned aquatic pest plants which pose a “huge” risk to the region’s waterways. The Ministry of Primary Industries and the Bay of Plenty Regional Council is particularly concerned about salvinia, also known as kariba weed, and water hyacinth.

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Officials approve spraying plan to battle invasive aquatic weed

KARNACK — Cypress Valley Navigation District officials on Monday approved spending $75,000 from Texas Parks and Wildlife for its 2012 invasive aquatic plant spraying program.

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Caddo Lake Gets Help Fighting Giant Salvinia

Caddo Lake Initiative is getting a $100,000 grant from the National Fish and Wildlife’s Pulling Together Initiative to help fight the invasive weed known as Giant Salvinia.

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