This was forwarded to me regarding the Hydrilla Issue on Cayuga Lake. I thought people might find it interesting. Also note when the inlet will be closed.
The invasive aquatic weed hydrilla was first spotted in Cayuga lake last summer. Aggressive treatment on 2012 helped slow its spread but treatments will need to continue for many years. The first application of the season is scheduled for Tuesday, July 16th, starting at 8:00 a.m., at which time the Inlet will be closed to boat traffic until the application is complete..
The herbicide Aquathol K will be applied in the Cayuga Inlet, the Flood Control Channel, the Treman Marina and the lower reaches of Cascadilla Creek and Six Mile Creek. The herbicide is applied below the surface of the water, using a boat where possible and backpack sprayers in less accessible areas. The application is expected to be completed in one day. The first analytical results will be available later this week at StopHydrilla.org.
Meanwhile, for detailed information about the herbicides and the Hydrilla eradication effort, visit http://ccetompkins.org/environment/invasive-species/herbicides-use