Aerial Spraying on Spring Bayou to Begin on Thursday

Release Date: 08/06/2013

(Aug. 6, 2013) – The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will conduct an aerial herbicide application on Spring Bayou in Avoyelles Parish beginning Thursday, August 8 to control aquatic vegetation.

American lotus, which grows as a large floating pad, now covers the waterbody to the extent where navigation has become difficult. 

Approximately 300 acres of aquatic vegetation will be treated in the areas outlined in the following map.  Anglers and boaters are urged to stay clear of treatment areas this Thursday.

The herbicides to be used are approved by the Environmental Protection Agency for aquatic use.  The herbicides are not harmful to lake ecosystems, animal life or humans.  No fish consumption advisories will be issued for the treatment areas.

The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting many of 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 more information contact Ashley Wethey at awethey@wlf.la.gov or 225-765-2396.