Warm winter contributing to growing problem in water

Mathews, LA — Water hyacinths are a problem on Bayou Lafourche and across southeast Louisiana and biologists say they could be particularly bad this summer. “This plant will clog the waterway, it will impede boat traffic,” says Michael Massimi, invasive species coordinator for the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program. “It ruins the area for recreational use. You can’t fish over a mat of water hyacinths. It’s very bad for water quality.”

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