Lake Pend Oreille’s noxious weed problem has worsened over the past six years, as blooms of invasive Butomus umbellatus, or flowering rush, have joined Eurasian milfoil to clog area waterways. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers enacted targeted herbicide treatments at portions of waterways to control most of the flowering rush. According to the Corps,
A very warm winter combined with a long spring and a hot dry summer caused the weeds to flourish at an accelerated rate at Cheshire Reservoir in Massachusetts. A treatment to control Vallisnaria americana weed, also known as tape grass from the reservoir generated a massive release of the weeds grip on the lake bottom.
The Town of Stockbridge, Massachusetts’s Conservation Commission rejected an application by the Stockbridge Bowl Association to combat the infestation with a limited, low-dose test of an herbicide this spring. Members voted 4-0 to deny a permit for a fluridone treatment by Solitude Lake Management on a 40-acre portion of the state-owned lake’s southern shoreline area,
Conservation officials hope that a new herbicide treatment being considered for use in Cocasset Lake in Massachusetts this season may prove an antidote to a mushrooming vegetation problem afflicting local lakes and ponds. ProcellaCOR was recommended for use in Cocasset Lake by Joseph Onorato, an aquatic specialist with Water & Wetland LLC of Upton, which
An herbicide treatment of Lake Iroquois in Chittenden County, Vermont, isn’t likely to occur this year because the state received so many public comments that it will not have time to respond before the window has passed in which the first treatment must occur. Although representatives from the state say the herbicide won’t unduly harm
Suburban Chicago official says hundreds of fish died in the community’s lake when oxygen levels plummeted after an herbicide was applied to combat aquatic plants. About 400 fish, including largemouth bass, died last week in Libertyville Illinois’s Butler Lake soon after a company applied a chemical that’s designed to control invasive weeds, including the lake’s
In order to stop the destruction of infrastructure by aquatic invasive species, USACE and its partners are using three methods of management: biological, mechanical, and chemical. Each process varies in its effectiveness depending on the species of aquatic plant being treated – leaving the team to rely heavily on data to determine the best method
Hydrilla. The word alone sends shivers down the spines of anyone living, associated, or recreates on waterways. It sends people into panic mode, as it should. Hydrilla is an aquatic invasive species that has slowly been invading waters of the United States since being introduced in Florida in the 1960’s. Hydrilla in one of the