The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) started the lake treatment for hydrilla in February. This treatment was planned to have several applications of liquid form of Sonar.
After the initial application, the concentration of the herbicide several reports of damage to plants other than hydrilla were received. One report stated that crop damage south of the S-68 structure was expected to occur because of the anticipated high levels of Sonar in the canal. DEP applied powdered charcoal in the canal to absorb the sonar and stop any potential damage.
The treatments have stopped for this year and are not expected to resume.
So far we have not heard any new plan from DEP to address the continuing problem of hydrilla in our lake.