Hydrilla treatment at Twin Lakes
Hydrilla verticilatta, also known as water thyme, has been found in Twin Lakes. Four acres of the lake near the marina will undergo emergency treatment beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 19.
The lake water should not be used for irrigation for three days but will remain safe for swimmers. Activities at the marina and the Twin Lake Beach Club beach will be restricted for about three hours while the weed killer, ProcellaCOR, is being applied. West Twin will not be affected.
Hydrilla is a new threat to Twin Lakes. It is most commonly found in southern states but was detected in the Connecticut River a few years ago. It likely came to the Twin Lakes on a visiting boat.
More information can be found online at twinlakesorg.org/the-hydrilla-threat/