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Cree Lake resident starts aquatic weed business

Kendallville – When the Cree Lake resident noticed that aquatic weeds were choking out Cree Lake’s channels, he decided to take action. Following training and testing he became an Indiana licensed aquatic applicator.
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Hydrilla: Fast-growing weed threatens to choke Lake Waccamaw

Staff photo by Cindy Burnham

Staff photo by Cindy Burnham

Source: Fayetteville Observer (NORTH CAROLINA) 06/17/2013

LAKE WACCAMAW – Nobody knew what it was at first, just an incredibly fast-spreading aquatic weed near the public boat ramp on Lake Waccamaw. Rob Emens visited the boat ramp in October and immediately knew that the plant fragments he saw floating in the water could be only one thing: the dreaded hydrilla.
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Area lakes could be threatened by noxious weeds

An effort was announced this week to encourage all lake residents and boaters to be on the lookout for an invasive, non-native aquatic weed that is a Godzilla among noxious aquatic weeds.Meet Hydrilla verticillata, water thyme, fast growing (an inch a day), and able to grow in a few inches of water or in 20 feet of water.
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Weed control helps lakes

A nationwide lake weed control programme carried out by Land Information New Zealand is having a positive impact on the health of some of Otago’s lakes, particularly Lake Wanaka.
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Drawdown planned at northwestern Louisiana’s Lake Bistineau to fight invasive weed

SHREVEPORT, Louisiana — The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries plans a drawdown on northwestern Louisiana’s Lake Bistineau, hoping to stop the spread of giant salvinia, an invasive aquatic weed. Control gates will be used to lower the level by about 4 to 6 inches per day. The lowering will not exceed 7 feet below normal pool stage.
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Weed woes

The water hyacinth sent the British into a tizzy. Alarmed by the presence of this “pest” in tanks and ponds, they decided to have it uprooted. It is only after funds were sanctioned for the purpose did they realise that the task at hand was daunting.
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Pesky aquatic Ludwigia weed is back

Five years after the end of a $2.1 million campaign to attack it, the invasive aquatic weed Ludwigia once more is clogging Sonoma County waterways. “It’s back and it’s as bad as ever,” said Erik Hawk, assistant general manager of the Marin/Sonoma Mosquito and Vector Control District, which funded much of the original cleanup effort because the plant provides prime habitat for mosquitoes to breed.
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Floating weeds in Greenwood Lake chalked up to operator error

A year removed from prohibitively-low water levels, complaints of weed-choked channels in Greenwood Lake are reverberating through West Milford.
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Students join effort to stop spread of weeds

Currently, the North Carolina Aquatic Weed Control Program spends nearly $500000 a year on controlling aquatic invasive species.
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Leoni Township to hold last public hearing, special assessment for weed control in Michigan Center Lake

LEONI TWP., MI – With one public hearing left, the Leoni Township Board of Trustees is close to approving a special assessment for aquatic weed control in the Michigan Center Lake. There are 297 residents who pay $150 annually to have weeds treated in the lake.
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