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WHAT WILL HERBICIDES COST?...


In 2004, each Hydrilla herbicide treatment costs approximately $500/acre and multiple treatments may be required. Neither the San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) nor TPWL have enough money in their budgets to adequately fund the yearly costs of controlling the growth of Hydrilla in Lake Conroe. The SJRA is in the business of selling water, not treating vegetation. They are being a good neighbor treating vegetation and TPWD has the entire State of Texas to keep up with.

In order to properly address the current Hydrilla situation on Lake Conroe, local organizations such as the LCA need to step up and assist these agencies. We the Homeowners around Lake Conroe can help by contributing towards the most effective treatments currently prescribed by the TP&WL biologists.

The initial survey to be conducted by TP&WL in May 2006 will establish a "base line" of Hydrilla infestation. Every 2 months the TP&WL plan calls for additional surveys to be performed to evaluate the effects of the fish and/or herbicides on the increase or decline of Hydrilla.

The current plans do not address vegetation such as Bushy Pond Weed. Application of herbicides to treat these type of "beneficial plants" costs approximately $1,700/acre, at an average depth of 4 feet. Cost of treatment of "beneficial plants" must be borne by the affected Lakefront property owners and requires approval by TP&WL. It is recommended that adjacent neighbors should ban together for these treatments because smaller areas will have a larger cost per area treated. The LCA knows of several companies with experience treating aquatic vegetation:

Aquatic Management Services, Inc.
3618 Woodland Lane
Mongomery, Texas 77356
936-582-2430
email: amsi@cebridge.net

Total Lake Management
9250 FM 2549
Bryan, Texas 77808
979-279-2946
email: pdorsett@myriad.net

Lake Management Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 923
Richmond, Texas 77406
281-342-6018
email: mac@lakemgmnt.com

IF THERE ARE ANY OTHER COMPANIES ABLE TO TREAT AQUATIC VEGETATION ON LAKE CONROE, PLEASE CONTACT THE LCA AND WE WILL ADD YOUR NAME TO THIS LIST.



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