Managing Aquatic Plants

Eurasian Milfoil

In summer months the prevalence of Eurasian Milfoil waterweed in Lake LBJ in shallower areas is wide spread. Although the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) has jurisdiction for this lake, the City is aware of the concerns too, and staff has had several discussions with LCRA staff. On July 24, 2013 City staff, some wonderful Horseshoe Bay residents, and David Bass an LCRA biologist / water quality expert toured part of the lake. This was very helpful and gave everyone a chance to ask this expert questions and see firsthand the extent of the problem.

If anyone is interested in advice on properly treating milfoil, please call Mr. David Bass of LCRA at 512-578-2112. No chemicals should be put in the lake without getting approval of the Texas Parks and Wildlife and LCRA. Any application of herbicides in the lake must be performed by a pest control firm certified in aquatic application to ensure protection of our water supply. Please remember your drinking water comes directly from Lake LBJ.

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