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Plant control spraying to begin in Lake Okeechobee next month

Corps will maintain flows from Lake Okeechobee
Posted at 2:27 PM, Oct 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-22 14:27:17-04

GLADES COUNTY, Fla. -- Starting Thursday, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission plans to start treating plants on Lake Okeechobee.

The treatments will run through November 1st and will happen during the weekend using a helicopter.

Treatment areas will include a cattail marsh southeast of the Indian Prairie Canal boat ramp in Glades County, and an area with dense common reed on North Lake Shoal in Okeechobee County.

The department says around 44-acres will be treated.

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