Aquatic Plant Control Program, New York State: Control of Water Chestnut with 2, 4-D Amine in the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers, N.Y.
Final environmental statement.
ARMY ENGINEER DISTRICT NEW YORK
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The report discusses the control of waterchestnut in the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers, N.Y. by hand-pulling and hand and boat-spraying of acetic acid2-4 dichlorophenoxy. The control of waterchestnut would increase recreation activity, maintain adequate water velocitied for intake systems, control mosquito and blackfly problems and increase fish production. The nutrient release of the dying waterchestnut plant forms duckweed blooms. In some instances this clogs backwater areas and fouls the cooling systems of outboard motors. By simply doing nothing the problem would become increasingly more difficult to control in subsequent years.