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Grass-Eating Fish May Be Answer To Stop Hydrilla At Lake Gaston

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WAKE COUNTY, N.C. — An aquatic weed growing along Lake Gaston could soon be history.


is spreading across the 20,000-acre man-made lake faster than chemicals can kill it, so experts ordered grass-eating carp to help devour the pest.

About 15,000 of the Asian fish have been shipped in. Officials hope to have a total of 25,000 fish in the lake.

Officials are also using satellite photos to track the growth of hydrilla.


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