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Drawdown set for Black Bayou

Outdoor enthusiasts and property owners have endured severe problems with aquatic vegetation on Black Bayou for several years. Hydrilla remains the greatest concern, at times covering up to 90 percent of the lake.

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Our View: Aquatic pest money will be well spent

…This $800,000 is a tiny part of the overall state budget, but it’s also something that could have easily been taken out, if it had been seen as some sort of pork spending by people in parts of the state where aquatic invasive species aren’t on the top of the priority list. But people in this area are right to be concerned. Hydrilla can quickly spread to other lakes when small pieces stuck to boats and propellers get transported from place to place as boaters explore new waterways. It has a very real potential to infest all of the Finger Lakes if something isn’t done to prevent that from happening.

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State budget has hydrilla money

The new state budget includes $800,000 to help local efforts to stop the invasive aquatic plant hydrilla, which was found last year in Cayuga Inlet, Ithaca-area state senators announced Wednesday.

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Herbicide, weed-eating carp tackle hydrilla in Spring Bayou

SPRING BAYOU — Louisiana biologists are fighting hydrilla, an invasive aquatic weed that grows into dense mats near the surface of water, in Spring Bayou in Avoyelles Parish. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says it is fighting the fast-growing plant by stocking the bayou with grass carp, which feed on the weed.

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JCC taking own approach to Roseberry weed issue

The Jackson County Commission is apparently taking a wait and see approach on an invasive aquatic weed problem in the Roseberry Creek embayment at Scottsboro.

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On The Brink Of An Environmental Disaster — Weed Science Society Of America Highlights Progress Against Hydrilla Infestation In Finger Lakes Region

Six months ago one of the world’s most aggressive aquatic weeds was spotted in an inlet adjoining Cayuga Lake, part of New York’s famed Finger Lakes. The culprit was hydrilla (Hydrilla verticillata), an aquatic plant species holding a well-earned spot on the federal noxious weeds list. Officials fear an environmental disaster in the making—and for good reason.

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How Much Hydrilla? The Kissimmee Chain Debate

Fishermen and duck hunters on the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes have been in conflict with each other, as well as the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, for the past nine months — all over a submerged aquatic weed called hydrilla that is as common to most Florida lakes as St. Augustine grass is to urban lawns.

“They’ve got a tough job. I wouldn’t want the job to manage hydrilla to please everybody,” said professional bass fisherman Terry Seagraves of Kissimmee.

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Monster weed threatens Finger Lakes

New York — Advocates are warning the Finger Lakes and other upstate water bodies lakes could be overrun by a hyper-aggressive invasive plant unless more money is found for a major eradication effort.

The plant, hydrilla, was found late last summer in two creeks at the south end of Cayuga Lake at Ithaca. An initial effort last fall to control it failed to beat it back.

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Multi-million dollar battle against weeds in Lake Toho

Fisherman say hydrilla could wreck their livelihood.

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Herbicides weighed in hydrilla fight

Ithaca — Two herbicides are being evaluated by a local task force to treat an invasive hydrilla infestation detected in the Cayuga Inlet late last summer, and county officials are urging the state to fund the eradication effort.

Tompkins County Environmental Health Director Liz Cameron said some combination of endothol and flurodone may be used to knock back several beds of hydrilla in the inlet.

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