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Re: Spraying Grass at Fork today [Re: BassBucknBeer] #12826295
07/12/18 11:28 PM
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The spraying has been blamed on the SRA, TPWD, the city of Dallas, homeowners and black helicopters. I've never understood what any of these have to gain from spraying hydrilla.


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Re: Spraying Grass at Fork today [Re: BassBucknBeer] #12826526
07/13/18 02:32 AM
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They must have had one of those meetings again before these secret spraying of DDT

Re: Spraying Grass at Fork today [Re: BassBucknBeer] #12826617
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Somebody sprayed something in 99 because it killed grass out to 20’ over the Whole lake. Then they started floating.

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Re: Spraying Grass at Fork today [Re: BassBucknBeer] #12826661
07/13/18 05:14 AM
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My opinion, they use Fork as a "test" site for spraying. Fork grows numerous types of emergent and submergent vegetation consistently. It is close to TPWD headquarters and is a big enough water body that controlled spray sites will not affect the entire lake. Test their chemicals there, document results, apply to other bodies of water as they see fit.


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Re: Spraying Grass at Fork today [Re: ForkedJames] #12826668
07/13/18 05:40 AM
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Originally Posted By: ForkedJames
A guy in White Oak Shores talked to them when they were in White Oak looking. Didn't find any salvina said boom would be left till after winter.



I was over in that area on Monday.


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Re: Spraying Grass at Fork today [Re: BassBucknBeer] #12826739
07/13/18 11:39 AM
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maybe if anyone knows someone at SRA, TPWD, or whatever, maybe they could be persuaded to come on this forum and provide a brief explanation about the spraying.

might have a real good reason for doing it? i don't know enough to make an educated comment. i do like the good weeds....


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Re: Spraying Grass at Fork today [Re: BassBucknBeer] #12827649
07/14/18 01:15 AM
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Saw the air boats by the west side of the 515 bridge on Thursday. Not sure if they were spraying or not. I was on the other side of the lake.

Re: Spraying Grass at Fork today [Re: RedEar12] #12827706
07/14/18 02:19 AM
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Originally Posted By: RedEar12
Somebody sprayed something in 99 because it killed grass out to 20’ over the Whole lake. Then they started floating.


Exactly. Isn't it quite the coincidence that LMB virus hit at the same time all the grass died.

Re: Spraying Grass at Fork today [Re: Razorback] #12828142
07/14/18 04:52 PM
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Originally Posted By: Razorback
Originally Posted By: RedEar12
Somebody sprayed something in 99 because it killed grass out to 20’ over the Whole lake. Then they started floating.


Exactly. Isn't it quite the coincidence that LMB virus hit at the same time all the grass died.


Remember it well. Happened seemingly overnight.

Re: Spraying Grass at Fork today [Re: BassBucknBeer] #12828158
07/14/18 05:13 PM
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Same thing happened on Rayburn. Same time the paper mill was allowed to increase dumping of heavy metals and no telling what else into the river upstream. Best thing that ever happened to Rayburn was the mill shutting down in the early 2000's

Re: Spraying Grass at Fork today [Re: Jaret Latta] #12828238
07/14/18 06:48 PM
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Originally Posted By: Jaret Latta
Same thing happened on Rayburn. Same time the paper mill was allowed to increase dumping of heavy metals and no telling what else into the river upstream. Best thing that ever happened to Rayburn was the mill shutting down in the early 2000's


This is true, hated to see the mill close from an economic stand point but it without question improved Rayburn.

Re: Spraying Grass at Fork today [Re: BassBucknBeer] #12828264
07/14/18 07:32 PM
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follow the money.....I've been told this is how it works..who benefits from spraying the most....the chemical companies....how does a chemical company promote the sales of their product....they make political contributions to legislators and encourage them to spray invasive species of weeds in our reservoirs....

Re: Spraying Grass at Fork today [Re: beartrap] #12828344
07/14/18 08:44 PM
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Originally Posted By: beartrap
follow the money.....I've been told this is how it works..who benefits from spraying the most....the chemical companies....how does a chemical company promote the sales of their product....they make political contributions to legislators and encourage them to spray invasive species of weeds in our reservoirs....

Yep. Or they know somebody that owns the spraying company so they "help" them out

Re: Spraying Grass at Fork today [Re: BassBucknBeer] #12828400
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Maybe this gentleman can shed some light on the spraying, if anyone knows how to contact him:

John Findeisen, team leader of the TPWD Inland Fisheries Division’s Aquatic Habitat Enhancement team

He was on the Open Freshwater Discussion forum explaining the floating boom on Athens a few months ago



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Re: Spraying Grass at Fork today [Re: Razorback] #12829025
07/15/18 03:22 PM
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Originally Posted By: Razorback
Originally Posted By: RedEar12
Somebody sprayed something in 99 because it killed grass out to 20’ over the Whole lake. Then they started floating.


Exactly. Isn't it quite the coincidence that LMB virus hit at the same time all the grass died.


Lake Fork has never recovered from it either. Those that fished Fork before the spraying began know what I mean. I realize all lakes lose some of their productivity as they age, but this was a significant and major change from which it never recovered.

I've watched them spray and they aren't selective.

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