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Say Goodbye to Athens Grass #13249483 08/16/19 03:17 AM
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Two of these rigs there today. Don't worry, it only kills Salvinia roflmao mad

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Re: Say Goodbye to Athens Grass [Re: fouzman] #13249487 08/16/19 03:19 AM
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Do they have a salvinia problem? That's the first question. If not, some landowners don't want their feet touching the grass from their dock

Re: Say Goodbye to Athens Grass [Re: fouzman] #13249500 08/16/19 03:38 AM
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Re: Say Goodbye to Athens Grass [Re: fouzman] #13249508 08/16/19 03:52 AM
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With out good weed/grass beds,fishing will go down hill real fast! taz




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Re: Say Goodbye to Athens Grass [Re: fouzman] #13249515 08/16/19 04:05 AM
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They have been spraying for the past 2 years.

Re: Say Goodbye to Athens Grass [Re: fouzman] #13249590 08/16/19 11:38 AM
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We have less than an acre of Hydrilla as of 2017, likely less now. And, even the invasive Alligator weed is on the decline in a big way. The Giant Salvinia scare? It never materialized . . . though its nasty reputation for spreading out of control was promoted hard by showing lake front owners photos of Caddo.

Lake Athens actually falls on the low side of the TPWD's recommended 20 to 40% vegetation coverage and yet there are concerns. Other than a bit of maintenance in a few shallower coves, the lake is really in pretty good shape.

Surprised to see these photos of chemicals being delivered. I thought the time window for those applications had passed. Hmm?

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Nothing with the logo "toxic" should be going in to ANY of our bodies of water.

Re: Say Goodbye to Athens Grass [Re: fouzman] #13249641 08/16/19 12:41 PM
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You may be saying goodbye to more than just hydrilla.

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This pesticide is toxic to fish and aquatic invertebrates. Waters treated with this product may be hazardous to aquatic organisms. Treatment of aquatic weeds and algae can result in oxygen loss from decomposition of dead algae and weeds. This oxygen loss can cause fish and invertebrate suffocation.


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Re: Say Goodbye to Athens Grass [Re: fouzman] #13249654 08/16/19 12:49 PM
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…..You do know this lake is owned by the Athens Municipal Water Authority
- You do know that the lake is there for the city water use
--- you do know that the home owners care nothing about outside fishermen
--- you do know that weeds clog the intake of those big wake boats
*** right ? ***
so what makes you think that killing weeds or fish is on anyone's mind when it comes to the AMWA or the land owners
??????
Glad I moved …...

Re: Say Goodbye to Athens Grass [Re: fivebites] #13249657 08/16/19 12:51 PM
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Originally Posted by fivebites
You may be saying goodbye to more than just hydrilla.

komeen specimen_12-16-16_pa - SePRO Corporation

https://sepro.com/documents/Komeen-Crystal_Label.pdf
This pesticide is toxic to fish and aquatic invertebrates. Waters treated with this product may be hazardous to aquatic organisms. Treatment of aquatic weeds and algae can result in oxygen loss from decomposition of dead algae and weeds. This oxygen loss can cause fish and invertebrate suffocation.



That disclaimer has to be put on basically every pesticide made today. It's just EPA lawyer speak. The dye we use to put in our irrigation pond for algae control has the same disclaimer. And its edible grade food coloring! It's not going to kill the fish. The fish aren't going to be deformed. It's not going to melt your fishing line and make your future children have 3 legs.

Re: Say Goodbye to Athens Grass [Re: fouzman] #13249687 08/16/19 01:22 PM
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Didn't we have this same thread last year? de

Re: Say Goodbye to Athens Grass [Re: fouzman] #13249693 08/16/19 01:24 PM
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Hate to see this, especially this time of year (thermocline deoxygenation) and two months before lake turnover.

I understand controlling salvinia and keeping water pipes flowing; but it would be more economical and less environmentally impactful to do these treatments in January and February when vegetation is struggling to survive.
You would need less chemicals and less spraying to control vegetation issues in these months.

In the summer and hottest part of the year, the plankton and fish depend on vegetation for oxygen generation in the water.
During the coldest months, oxygen saturation in water is the highest.


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Re: Say Goodbye to Athens Grass [Re: fouzman] #13249808 08/16/19 02:55 PM
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Wait for it...Headline: LMBV Discovered at Lake Athens...


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Re: Say Goodbye to Athens Grass [Re: collincountytx] #13249943 08/16/19 04:45 PM
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Originally Posted by collincountytx
Hate to see this, especially this time of year (thermocline deoxygenation) and two months before lake turnover.

I understand controlling salvinia and keeping water pipes flowing; but it would be more economical and less environmentally impactful to do these treatments in January and February when vegetation is struggling to survive.
You would need less chemicals and less spraying to control vegetation issues in these months.

In the summer and hottest part of the year, the plankton and fish depend on vegetation for oxygen generation in the water.
During the coldest months, oxygen saturation in water is the highest.


With terrestrial weeds you typically need active growth for herbicide absorption and effectiveness. That's why many herbicides are not effective when it is cold. It is probably the same for aquatic vegetation. Not trying to support the treatment, just passing along info.

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