The Lake Wausau Association is hoping to remove several hundred pounds of Curly-leaf Pondweed from the water and they’re working non-stop to make sure it happens as soon as possible. Curly leaf pondweed grows under the ice during the winter, but in the summer months it dies off after it reproduces. As it dies and
When Pflugerville officials saw hydrilla and pondweed overtaking parts of Lake Pflugerville they called in the Moss Monster. The fast-growing aquatic plants can overcrowd a body of water, which hinders recreational activities and disrupts the ecosystem. Park and city officials fight back against the aquatic plants with mechanical trimmers and specialized fish. For James Wills,
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 City of Pflugerville, Texas, has completed six weeks of unwanted vegetation removal at Lake Pflugerville, the City announced Thursday. According to a release by the City, the process resulted in 250 boat loads and approximately 500 cubic yards of aquatic vegetation removed. The aquatic plant harvester cuts the vegetation down approximately 2-5 feet from
Aquarius Systems joined forces with Ray Scott (founder of B.A.S.S.), the Lower Colorado River Authority, Texas Parks & Wildlife, the Tennessee Valley Authority and numerous fishing & environmental groups in giving a demonstration of an Aquatic Plant Harvester for Texas Governor George Bush. The TVA brought their specially designed Aquarius harvester from Guntersville, Alabama to
Indian Kashmir used to be a place people compared to mythical Shangri-La–verdant and unspoiled. And Nigeen Lake, in a green valley surrounded by the Himalayas, is considered by waterways officials to be the least polluted waterway in the city of Srinagar (population 1.3 million). Nigeen is important for tourism, recreation, and the city’s image, but
The annual weed pull calling volunteers to Bare Hill Pond in Harvard, Massachusetts; to yank invading water chestnut weeds from the pond’s depths wasn’t held this year. Why? Volunteer Rick Dickson said, “because we finally don’t need it.” The plant is injurious with its four-headed needle-sharp seeds typically making it to shore and cutting the