Roughly 200 acres of invasive aquatic plants in and around the waters of Lake Rousseau will be the target of a multiday spraying operation by state wildlife officials next week.
According to a news release from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, or FWC, staff has scheduled to spray Hydrilla from June 11 to 12, weather permitting, but treatments could continue later into the week.
About 147 acres of Hydrilla will be treated just in marked boating trails on the 4,163-acre lake, including County Trail B, Shoreline B, County Trail C, Shoreline C and River Retreats Trail.
FWC will also spray 50 acres of floating plants throughout Lake Rousseau that have been flushed downstream by high flows of the Withlacoochee River into the center of the reservoir, specifically near the Silver Lake, Harnick Estates and Old Mill trails.
To find out more about when and where aquatic plants are being treated, and what herbicide chemicals are being used, visit tinyurl.com/y2f3vhpc, click on “Aquatic Plants” and then on “Plant Management Schedule of Operations.”
For more information about the treatments, call FWC Invasive Plant Management Biologist Bruce Jaggers at 352-726-8622.