We often talk about invasive species in our posts, most often plants. However, a new invader crustacean is threatening North Carolina and Virginia waters. The Rusty Crayfish, an invasive crayfish, has invaded the Catawba and Broad Rivers and associated water bodies in western North Carolina. Although only a few hundred miles from it's native range in the Ohio river, the rusty crayfish can have detrimental impacts to North Carolina and Virginia waters, including Kerr Lake and Lake Gaston.
The Lake Gaston Stakeholders board met last Thursday at Dominion Power in Roanoke Rapids, N.C. to discuss the Lake Gaston Technical Advisory Group (TAG) plans for aquatic vegetation management before sending the recommendations to the Weed Council.