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Mechanical weed harvesters will help

The prediction this year at Clear Lake is that the aquatic weed problem will be worse than last year. Much of the north end of the lake already has large parcels of weeds growing up from the bottom and they will break the surface within a week or two. In fact, in some areas the weeds are already on the surface.

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Marlborough, Hudson reservoir to be treated for weeds

The Ft. Meadow Reservoir in Marlborough and Hudson will be temporarily closed next week as it is treated with herbicides to control invasive weeds.

Conservation Officer Priscilla Ryder said in a statement yesterday the reservoir will be treated on Tuesday to stem the spread of Eurasian watermifoil and variable watermilfoil. Ryder said if not treated, the weeds will spread rapidly and make boating, swimming and fishing difficult.

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Lake Guntersville Aquatic Weeds Being Treated

Scottsboro, AL – Weeds that grow on Lake Guntersville can cause problems for boaters and folks who fish and swim. This week crews from the Tennessee Valley Authority are taking steps to get the weed growth under control.

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Chemical Treatment for Nab Lake on Thursday

The Westford Board of Health is reporting that portions of Nabnasset Lake will be chemically treated with an aquatic herbicide on Thursday, June 7 with the goal of eradicating non-native plant species such as Curly leaf pondweed and Milfoil.

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Aquatic weed control appears to be working

Scottsboro Daily Sentinel
Photo: Laura Pitts

Source: Scottsboro Daily Sentinel (Alabama)
Date Published: 05/30/2012

The first spraying of fluridone to remove milfoil and hydrilla weeds from the Roseberry Creek Embayment appears to be successful so far… READ MORE

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Douglas County Commission gives OK to spray Lone Star Lake with herbicides

To stop an invasive plant from taking over Lone Star Lake, the Douglas County Commission has agreed to spray the water with herbicides. READ MORE

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Park district to treat Crystal Lake with herbicide

CRYSTAL LAKE — The Crystal Lake Park District plans to treat Crystal Lake with a herbicide to help control invasive aquatic plants.

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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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Local bayous clogged with invasive plants

After an exceptionally warm winter, invasive water plants are growing out of control in area bayous, clogging waterways so severely that boat traffic can’t get through. The problem has gotten worse since budget cuts forced the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to cease invasive plant spraying operations in October, leaving local officials scrambling to find help to combat the plant invasion.

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Flooding disperses invasive plant, fish species

Bethel, VT. — Last year’s hurricanes and flooding not only engulfed homes and carried away roads and bridges in hard-hit areas of the country, it dispersed aggressive invasive species as well…”It’s quite an extensive problem around the country and it’s spreading,” said Dr. Linda Nelson, aquatic invasive species expert with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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