Sunday, August 23, 2009

Hydrilla Problem in Henderson

KLFY has a video report about the Hydrilla problem in Henderson Lake that is literally suffocating out whole sections of the lake. Furthermore it seems that run off fertilizer from nearby farms could actually be helping the invasive plant grow. According to the town's mayor, Sherbin Collette, the state Wildlife and Fisheries recently sprayed an herbicide to try and kill the plant, but he is skeptical. Collette believes the best way to solve the problem is by lowering the water level and allowing the sun to kill it naturally. He says that would save taxpayers thousands of dollars in spraying costs. Either way, the herbicide has already been sprayed so now it's just a wait and see. More here.

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