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Are they spraying the aquatic plants in Clearlake?


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All my usual spots are barren.  Zero grass.  if I find grass, it is blotchy green and brown.   Last year it was choked thick.  Same areas.  
 

The obvious answer is they are applying some sort of herbicide.  But that boggles my mind. I can’t build a bridge over a creek without a team of environmentalists biologists crawling up my butt, yelling at me. 
 

I can’t get an answer from the locals. 

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2 hours ago, Darth-Baiter said:

they applied a pelleted herbicide.  it killed everything.  

They do that to lakes here quite often once every spring too.  Usually in early June.  Not a big fan of it myself.  It's done by the Department of Natural Resources, not privately.  Private lakeshore owners are not permitted to applied herbicides or manually remove vegetation around their docks unless they receive a permit.

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19 hours ago, Darth-Baiter said:

i remember from high school biology that plants produce oxygen and animals breath oxygen.

 

this cant be a good idea.  

Lake Associations push for it because they don't want "their" lake choked out with weeds by the 4th of July here.  Lake Associations have a lot of power on what happens at the lake, as its usually composed of people who live on the lake.

 

Luckily they only do it once here in June and that's it.  A month after they treat it, the vegetation has grown back.  A lot of property owners who have docks use weed rollers here.  Its an electric bubbler-type machine that's attached to the dock and creates a continuous flow of water around the dock, so weeds cannot grow in super thick.  Its the most environmentally-friendly and legal way of keeping the weeds in check because they aren't permitted to manually remove them or treat it with herbicides.

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This happens in like 75% of the US, dumbest thing ever. We do have a couple places with milfoil and everything seems quite healthy there but most gets killed 

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Clear Lake is the largest natural lake in California, larger Lake Tahoe is a boarder higher altitude lake. 

Clear lake  also has a native species Clear Lake Hitch and possibly endangered fish.

Weed abatement at Clear Lake is closely monitored but that doesn’t mean intelligently.

The lake is at full pool and the aquatic plant growth hasn’t adjusted to the higher water level. The bass is good with 4lb to 6lb LMB making up limits.

Tom

 

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