LAKE OKEECHOBEE -- In order to meet mission requirements for Federal Navigation and Flood Risk Management, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District, will conduct treatments of floating aquatic plants (water hyacinth & water lettuce).
The USACE area of responsibility includes the south end of the lake from Pelican Bay to Uncle Joe’s Cut including Route 2 from Port Mayaca to Moore Haven and the rim canal from Moore Haven to Old Sportsman’s. Treatment of vegetation will be conducted by a contractor.
The treatment area will include Uncle Joes cut to west of Ritta Island including the rim canal, and Clewiston navigation channel. This area needs a quick treatment to continue to keep invasive plant species at low levels and reduce the amount of herbicide used over time.
The treatment will be conducted May 16-June 3.
Herbicides used will include: ProcellaCOR, Flumioxazin, 2,4-D, Imazapyr, Diquat and Glyphosate.