Category Archives: APMS Blog

Weed infesting waters from Tahoe to Pyramid

RENO – A troublesome water weed that has spread through Lake Tahoe for decades is now established along the length of the Truckee River, posing possible problems of unknown scope and scale.

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Residents of Rock Lake upset over dirty aquatic weed harvester

Rock Lake Residents were shocked to see a weed-harvesting machine apparently covered with zebra mussels operating on their quiet waters, Saturday morning.

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Invasive species ride tsunami debris to US shore

When a floating dock the size of a boxcar washed up on a sandy beach in Oregon, beachcombers got excited because it was the largest piece of debris from last year’s tsunami in Japan to show up on the West Coast.

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Eagle Bend treats aquatic invasive species

In May Eagle Bend took the first step toward eradicating curleyleaf pondweed from its channel and harbor by treating them with herbicide. The next step is to come up with a plan for treatment of Flathead Lake, Flathead River and Fennon Slough. Erik Hanson of the Aquatic Invasive Species working group is crossing his fingers that treatment can start before the end of the summer.

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Weeds, algae choke Indianapolis-area waterways

Kenneth L. Hawkins Jr. / The Star

Source: Indianapolis Star
Date Published: 06/07/2012

Five years ago, he says, the weeds weren’t there. Now, patches are starting to show up everywhere along the river.

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Former trustee advocates for Silver Lake district to tackle weeds

A former village trustee used citizens comments at Wednesday’s Village Board meeting to make a pitch for a more proactive approach to aquatic weed management on Silver Lake.

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Savannah River to be lowered 3 feet for June 19 herbicide spraying

The Savannah River will be lowered about three feet later this month to accommodate contractors who will apply herbicide to control aquatic weeds on June 19. The project, costing about $6,500, involves treatment of about 15 acres of invasive weeds in the river channel along downtown Augusta, said Wayne Hawkins, the chairman of the Augusta Port Authority.

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Hydrilla threatens lake health

The weather has been beautiful (except for Tuesday’s massive storm), and so many people have been enjoying boating, fishing and swimming in the lake. But, like usual, there is a threat to our waterways, and this time it’s in the form of a plant. Hydrilla was found last year in the inlet of Cayuga Lake, which is at the south end near Ithaca. This plant is an incredibly invasive aquatic weed that can choke the life out of a lake very quickly.

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Weed removal project this weekend

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Lake Tahoe Basin residents and visitors are invited to help remove one of the lake’s most prolific aquatic invasive weeds, Eurasian watermilfoil, during a community aquatic weed removal project at Baldwin Beach this Sunday.

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Weed Hotline available: 719-9333

Now in its fifth year, Smith Mountain Lake’s invasive non-native aquatic Weed Hotline is once again in operation.

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