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Common Name: giant salvinia; aka: Kariba weed, African pyle, aquarium watermoss, koi kandy

 

Views of Lake Wilson, Weeks of March 10 and March 17

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image: handful of salvinia, click to enlarge

image: state extraction site, motorboats compact the salvinia so it can be scooped out, click to enlarge

image: a scoop of salvinia drawn from the lake, click to enlarge

image: state extraction site, click to enlarge

A handful of Salvinia
Motorboats compacting growth
A scoop of Salvinia
State extraction site

image: state extraction site, salvinia is loaded into dumpsters and compacted then moved to disposal site, click to enlarge

image: city extraction site, click to enlarge

image: army extraction site 031903, click on image to enlarge

image: lake surface, areas of clear water are begining to appear, click to enlarge

Loading into compactor
City extraction site
Army extraction site
Lake waters opening up

 

Views of Lake Wilson, March 28, 2003

image: at boat ramp, only scattered salvinia remains, click to enlarge
image; extraction crew begins another day with high hopes and positive attitude, click to enlarge
image: at the city site, stretches of open water are appearing, click to enlarge
image: Army crews must round up salvinia as water opens up and vegetation spreads out, click to enlarge

Open water at boat ramp

Extraction crew begins work day

Open water at City site

Army boat rounding up salvinia

image: in the distance, a patch of clear water opens in the south fork, click to enlarge

image: patch of salvinia treated with herbicide, click to enlarge

image: one of two new State extraction points, click to enlarge

image: heavy machinery at second state extraction site, click to enlarge

Areas of South Fork opening up

Evidence of herbicide spraying

State's new extraction site

Second State extraction site

Views of Lake Wilson, April 8, 2003

image: panoramic view of Lake Wilson's South Fork basin, click to enlarge
Panoramic of South Fork basin extraction site
image: city site, click to enlarge
image: wilting Salvinia molesta, click to enlarge
image: State's extraction site, click to enlarge
image: State's extraction site, click to enlarge
South Fork basin
Herbicide continues to work
State extraction site
State extraction site

Views of Lake Wilson, April 21, 2003

Panoramic of South Fork basin extraction site
image: open water
image: open water
image: pockets of Salvinia remain along the shoreline, click on image to enlarge
image: much of the Salvinia remaining must be removed by hand, click on image to enlarge
Approach to South Fork Basin (compare with Mar. 28 image)
Far reaches of South Basin almost cleared of Salvinia
Overhanging tree branches pose a problem
Remaining Salvinia must be cleared by hand

Views of Lake Wilson, April 23, 2003

image: ER and State workers concentrate on far reaches of Lake Wilson, click to enlarge.
image: ER scooping, click to enlarge
ER and State workers in united effort
ER scooping
image: ER extraction site, click to enlarge
image: Salvinia pile, click to enlarge
ER extraction site
Salvinia pile

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