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FWC to conduct aquatic weed control on Lake Rousseau

Post By: hawghawler      Posted: 9/8/2015 12:28:56 PM     Points: 66116    
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will be conducting
aquatic weed control operations in Lake Rousseau using EPA approved herbicides from
Sept. 8-17.

During this period, water lettuce and water hyacinth found on the lake will be
treated. In addition, hydrilla blocking navigation channels in Buddy’s Trail, County
Trail C and Old Mill Trail will also be treated.

Plan your fishing trip accordingly, there will be a lot of dead vegetation soon.

 Reply by: culinarypunk      Posted: 9/8/2015 10:54:32 PM     Points: 84481    

Good heads up!

How do they "treat" it?
 Reply by: hawghawler      Posted: 9/10/2015 12:36:52 PM     Points: 66116    
They use air boats to go around the lake spraying the chemicals through what looks like a fire hose. The amount of spray coming out is scary.