Spraying for weed control on Duck Lake in 2016

Ocean Shores to begin herbicide treatment on waterways July 16

  • Wed Jul 5th, 2017 12:06pm
  • News

The City of Ocean Shores announces that various canals and waterways within the associated canal system may be treated with aquatic herbicide(s) on or between July 16 through July 31 and if needed again during Sept. 15 through Sept. 30 to control aquatic weed growth. No application will be applied during the weekend or holiday of any given week. All canals and waterways are not targeted.

Product(s) planned for use: Diquat, Imazamox, Imazapyr, Glyphosate and 2,4-D

Location of treatment(s): Various canals within the Duck Lake water system.

Plants/Algae Targeted: Pondweeds, elodea, milfoil, coontail, parrotfeather, duckweed and other associated free-floating species that may produce recreational problems.

The applicator will post signs in the treated and potentially affected areas no more than 48 hours prior to treatment. The signs will describe any water use restrictions or advisories.

If you are withdrawing water for potable or domestic water use, livestock watering or irrigation, and have no alternate water source, please contact the applicator Northwest Aquatic Eco-systems at 360-357-3285 or pondweeds@comcast.net to arrange an alternate water supply.

If you would like to request additional notification prior to treatment, or have further question, please contact Northwest Aquatic Eco-Systems at 360-357-3285 or pondweeds@comcast.net.

The herbicide treatement is regulated under a permit issued by the Washington State Department of Ecology. Permit No. WAG 994141.