Study of aquatic weed under way at Harris Lake
A two-year study focusing on the treatment of the aquatic weed, Hydrilla, is under way at Harris Lake in New Hill, officials tell WRAL News.Posted — Updated
North Carolina State University plans to test registered mixtures of chemicals by spraying a 45-acre parcel at the lake.
Dr. Rob Richardson said the goal of the study is to see if a combination of chemicals will work better than using each product on its own.
According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, Hydrilla "chokes waterways (and) grows into a thick layer at or near the surface, shutting out light underneath."
Richardson said he does not expect any fish kills or other vegetation to be seriously impacted by the study.
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