Grass-Eating Fish May Be Answer To Stop Hydrilla At Lake Gaston
Posted November 11, 2003 3:48 a.m. EST
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.