LDWF Schedules Water Hyacinth Control at Henderson Lake

Release Date: 02/27/2013

(Feb. 27, 2013) – The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has scheduled a series of large-scale herbicide applications for Henderson Lake as a preventative measure to address a chronic issue with water hyacinth. 

The Department wants to remind the public that the herbicides are not toxic to fish and other aquatic organisms when applied properly.  LDWF standard procedure requires that only herbicides certified as safe by the EPA will be used.   

The herbicide applications are scheduled to begin Wednesday, February 27 and extend through the end of March.

Prior to recent Department efforts, the invasive species restricted boating and fishing throughout the lake.  The Department has determined that preventative measures are far more effective than treating the problem at a later date. 

For further information regarding these spray efforts, contact Alex Perret, LDWF Inland Fisheries, at 225-765-2328.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting Louisiana's abundant natural resources. For more information, visit us at www.wlf.louisiana.gov on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ldwffb or follow us on Twitter @LDWF.

For press inquiries, contact Ashley Wethey at awethey@wlf.la.gov (225) 765-2396.