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Keeping Weeds Out of Waterways

Aquatic weeds that grow in ponds, lakes, reservoirs, canals, streams and rivers can have detrimental effects on water usage and wetlands environment. The supply and appearance of the water as well as recreational activities such as boating, fishing and swimming can be adversely impacted.

Invasive and noxious weeds can destroy fish spawning grounds and wetlands habitat for wildlife; screens at hydro-electric facilities can be clogged; navigation lanes are restricted; water quality can be significantly reduced; and, property values can fall sharply because of too much aquatic vegetation.

The use of 2,4-D provides a time-proven solution to these problems without posing a threat to desirable aquatic vegetation or wildlife.