USAE Division/District Presentations Aquatic Plant Problems-Operations Activities: Pat Mayse Lake, Texas, Aquatic Plant Management Program: Water Quality Monitoring,
NORTH TEXAS STATE UNIV DENTON
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A water quality monitoring program was conducted on Pat Mayse Lake during the summer of 1983 in conjunction with an aquatic weed management program. The purpose of this monitoring program was to collect pertinent water quality data to evaluate the impacts of applying a herbicide to this Texas reservoir. In addition, the monitoring would identify any violation of drinking water standards and any potential problem areas in relationship to future water resources activities. Heavy milfoil infestation contributes various problems for PML. Visitation to the lake dropped during the period of September 1980 through August 1981 to 42 percent of the previous year. Damage to boat motors has increased with increasing milfoil infestation. In the summer of 1980, a drowning occurred in a milfoil-infested area near Lamar Point.