Lake Gaston Weed Control Council Cuts Treatments

Lake Gaston (Domenic R. Merenda, en.wikipedia)

Lake Gaston (Domenic R. Merenda, en.wikipedia)

     VA – $100,000 short on their yearly budget, the Lake Gaston Weed Control Council has decided to limit the areas treated during their third round of herbicidal treatment.  Hydrilla's slower growth this season, alongside the effectiveness of  recent management efforts, have led the council to only treat what they are calling "Annual Priority Treatment Areas," while skipping the third treatment for "Long Term Treatment Areas."  

     "The belief is that we will still make substantial gains in reducing hydrilla and tuber density in long term sites despite the lack of a third treatment," said Potter, a council member.  This plan corrects the $100,000 deficit, leaving $70,000 in a "reserve pool" if some of the "Long Term Treatment Areas" require treatment.