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Lake Improvement Project Will Include the Removal of the Invasive Aquatic Plant Hydrilla

LAKELAND - The City of Lakeland will be executing an aquatic plant harvesting project for hydrilla on Lake Wire beginning October 8, 2018. Hydrilla is a submersed, invasive aquatic plant that grows very rapidly and can crowd out beneficial native plants if not managed. The harvesting includes Texas Aquatic Harvesting Inc. to utilize a mechanical in-lake aquatic plant harvester and shore conveyor to remove hydrilla from the lake. The City will then dispose of the aquatic vegetation at BS Ranch and Farm in Lakeland.

Harvesting activities will be begin October 8, 2018 and are expected to be complete by October 17, 2018.