Water-Related News

Lake Hatchineha canals to receive spray treatment

BARTOW – Spraying for invasive aquatic weeds in Lake Hatchineha’s canals will begin the week of Sept. 28, as weather allows, by Polk County’s Parks and Natural Resources division.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has approved a treatment plan for the invasive floating plants, which include water lettuce and water hyacinth. Floating plants have historically been managed under the FWC Invasive Plant Management program conducted by Polk County. The approved treatment plan instructs Polk County crews to treat the Hatchineha canals where water lettuce and water hyacinths are present.

These are invasive aquatic species that can cause navigation issues and serves as a breeding site for mosquitoes. For more information please contact Polk County Parks & Natural Resources at 863-534-7377.