Weed Control Spraying Scheduled This Week

Lake Gaston Guide

The final weed-control treatments of the season in Lake Gaston are scheduled for this week. The firm PLM, under contract from the Lake Gaston Weed Control Council, will be spraying chemicals designed to control both Hydrilla and Lyngbya.

The Hydrilla spraying is scheduled for August 18th in Beachwood Flats, Big Stonehouse Creek, Poplar Creek and Upper Great Creek.

The Lyngbya spraying is scheduled between August 14th and 17th in Hawtree Creek, Lee’s Creek, Lyon’s Creek, Pretty Creek, Rocky Branch, Smith Creek and St. Tammy.

The application dates are all conditioned on the weather.

Details of where the spraying will take place are on both the PLM website (https://www.plmcorp.net/lgwcc/) and on the Lake Gaston Weed Control site (http://www.lgwcc.org/pdfFiles/weedControl/2017treatmentAreas.pdf and http://www.lgwcc.org/pdfFiles/weedControl/Lyngbya2017Treatment.pdf ).

The non-native, invasive weed Hydrilla has declined steadily on Lake Gaston, and the Lake Gaston Weed Control Council, Stakeholders Board and others hope to continue that trend with limited spraying and the use of grass carp.

This year, they are also tackling a new invasive species that is increasingly present at the lake, Lyngbya, a noxious algae. A recent survey found some 691 acres of Lyngbya in Lake Gaston.

Date Updated: 
Monday, August 14, 2017