Hydrilla treatment at Cayuga Lake inlet
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ITHACA, N.Y. -- The second in a series of treatments to get rid of an invasive aquatic plant will be held next week in Ithaca.
The herbicide treatment is mean to get rid of Hydrilla in the Cayuga Lake inlet. The thick, leafy plant can grow up to a foot a day and chokes out wildlife and other underwater plants.
The herbicide, known as Aquathol K, is the same substance used to treat the area in October.
Weather permitting, the inlet will be closed June 26th and 27th while the herbicide is applied. A different herbicide will then be applied in increments from July through October. That one designed to kill Hydrilla roots and will not require the inlet to close.