There is good news in the fight against the hydrilla weed invasion of Cayuga Lake. Army Corps of Engineers Project Manager Mike Greer tells Finger Lakes News Radio the herbicide applied last month to a large patch of weeds near Aurora has done its job.
Greer adds that’s also good news for the future.
There’s additional good news. Greer says the Corps has found funds in its budget and through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative to continue the treatment and monitoring in 2018. It’s expected it could take at least five years before the Aurora patch is eradicated.