Marlborough/Hudson – Ft. Meadow Reservoir, located in Marlborough and Hudson, will be treated Wednesday, June 11, by Aquatic Control Technology, Inc., to control Eurasian and variable watermilfoil and fanwort, all invasive non-native weeds species. If not controlled, these weeds will spread and grow rapidly and choke the lake making boating, swimming and fishing difficult.
The spot treatment will occur along the shoreline with an herbicide that will not adversely affect the native plants or aquatic species that are important to a healthy lake.
The lake water use will be restricted as follows:
1.?? No boating or swimming Wednesday June 11, to allow maximum contact of the herbicide with the weeds. This restriction is for the entire lake except near the two public beach areas.
2.?? No drinking of lake water until Sunday, June 15.
3.?? No irrigation with lake water until Sunday, June 15, as the herbicide may harm lawns and plants.
Once treatment is completed lake users should do their part by checking boats and trailers for weeds when taking boats in and out of the water. This will ensure that we are not reintroducing the weeds from other lakes into Ft. Meadow Reservoir and visa versa. Please check boats and boat trailers for hitchhiker weeds and remove them.
For additional information, contact the Ft. Meadow Commission at 508-481-0590 or Aquatic Control Technology, Inc., at 508-865-1000.