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Updated: 11/14/2013 08:00:03AM

Lake June pondweed is receding

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JOURNAL PHOTO BY MAT DELANEY


FWC biologist Kelle Sullivan (left) and Regional Director Chris Wynn led the discussion of sterile grass carp as a tool in the Lake June-In-Winter pondweed issue.

JOURNAL PHOTO BY MAT DELANEY


Highlands County Lakes Manager Clell Ford offered insight when area residents gathered to hear updates on Illinois pondweed.

By MAT DELANEY

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The state’s efforts to control Illinois pondweed in Lake June-In-Winter appear to be working and sterile carp will be added to the lake next month to help with control. But more needs to be done to curtail the increase in nutrients that seem to have spawned the rapid growth of the unwelcome water weed.

That was the message when the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission hosted a public hearing Tuesday evening, Nov. 5, at the Lake Placid Elks Lodge to discuss the Integrated Aquatic Plant Management Plan for the lake.

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