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Saturday, March 29, 2008

Rainbow River to be treated for hydrilla

Published March 28, 2008
The Southwest Florida Water Management District will treat infestations of hydrilla on the Rainbow River Monday through April 3 from upstream of K.P. Hole Park to where the Rainbow River meets the Withlacoochee River. The areas being treated will be posted with warning signs and water-use restrictions. Workers will be applying Aquathol Super K, an aquatic herbicide. River water should not be used for irrigation or for domestic use for seven days after the treatment. These restrictions do not apply to tap or well water. Hydrilla is a fast-growing exotic plant introduced into Florida waters in the 1950s. If not controlled, the plant hinders recreational activities, navigation, flood control and fish and wildlife populations. For information call 796-7211 or (800) 423-1476, ext. 4537.
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