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DEC Adopting Emergency Measures To Stop Hydrilla

Albany, NY (WIBX) – Boaters and fishermen aren’t the only ones battling hydrilla in some of New York’s waters. The Department of Environmental Conservation is joining the fight, too.

According to the agency, emergency regulations have been adopted to stop the invasive plant’s spread through the Cayuga Inlet.

The new rules allow fluridone pellets (an aquatic herbicide) to be added to water less than 2 feet deep for 90 days, to treat existing hydrilla. The DEC will then renew the measures until a permanent rule is made.

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TLAC again turns focus on weeds

The Tri-Lake Administrative Commission will continue to work with Skip’s Aquatic Solutions in treating invasive aquatic vegetation in Smith Mountain Lake. The board agreed to renew the company’s contract during a meeting held May 1. Skip’s Aquatic Solutions uses systemic and contact herbicide to treat non-native aquatic vegetation such as curlyleaf pondweed, Brazilian elodea and hydrilla.

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6 downstate ponds to be treated for the nuisance weed Hydrilla

DOVER – During the next three weeks, weather permitting, DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife will be treating six downstate ponds for aquatic nuisance weeds that, left unchecked, can choke the waters, crowd out beneficial plant species, and prevent fishing and boating access. The ponds to be treated are: Blairs Pond and Griffiths Lake near Milford; Millsboro Pond; Records Pond near Laurel; Wagamons Pond near Milton; and Concord Pond near Seaford.

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Toxic rift over drift

Felicity Fitz-William awoke to the rhythmic thump of a distant helicopter one day last April. It sounded like an average fly-by until she heard it coming closer and closer. As the noise grew to a thunderous roar, she jumped from her bed to see a chemical spraying helicopter with full booms extended, landing in the paddock across from where she was staying in Ligar Bay. She grabbed her chemical mask and phoned her daughter in tears begging to be picked up and taken away from the danger she knew would make her ill.

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Aquatic herbicides cause tension in Greely

Several Greely residents are raising the alarm after the Ministry of Environment issued a permit to apply aquatic herbicides on their private man-made lakes in April.

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Controlled chaos – Quick action limited chemical spill damage

About 25 feet under the Allentown Road bridge over Prairie Creek, small fish swam Thursday against a lazy current in knee-deep clear water. That’s because “controlled chaos” saved the creek, much of its wildlife and farm livestock for miles downstream from devastating chemical pollution only two days earlier, a state environmental official said Friday.

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Nigeria: NIWA Acquires Two Weed Harvesters to Clean Up River Niger

Lokoja — The National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) has acquired two weed harvesters to enable it [to] undertake regular clearing of weeds from the river Niger.

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Jackson County Commission declines $50,000 appropriation to lake weed control group

SCOTTSBORO, Alabama – The Jackson County Commission on Thursday voted not to appropriate $50,000 to a group that wants to rid part of Lake Guntersville of aquatic weeds, The Daily Sentinel reported.

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Weed menace removed from lake

ILLEGAL sales of a noxious aquatic weed have been blamed for an outbreak in a Cairnlea Park waterway.

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Lake cleanup under way at Reed Bingham

REED BINGHAM STATE PARK — To prepare for the summer swimming, boating and fishing season the Department of Natural Resources has begun removal of invasive aquatic vegetation at Reed Bingham State Park. Due to a mild winter climate and lack of treatment last year, hydrilla — a non-native, invasive species — grew back quickly and is worse than the previous years, park officials said Tuesday.

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