Lake Okeechobee Aquatic Plant Management Interagency Task Force
The Corps of Engineers shall chair, and actively solicit participation in the Lake Okeechobee Aquatic Plant Management Interagency Task Force. The Task Force members will represent State of Florida agencies (including the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the South Florida Water Management District), state Universities, the Corps of Engineers, and other Federal agencies. The Task Force will serve in an advisory capacity, providing multi-disciplinary technical and scientific data from which the Corps' aquatic plant management strategy, methodology, and research planning and operational efforts will evolve. The focus of the aquatic plant effort will be to benefit the overall ecological health of Lake Okeechobee.
Treatment Date: Monday 08 September 2014 - Monday 22 September 2014
Current Lake Level: 14.49 MSL
*MSL - Mean Sea Level is the average (mean) height of the ocean
Applicators crews may be working in the treatment areas listed below. Please avoid these areas if you see applicators.
FWC will have treatments occurring throughout Dyess Ditch, Fisheating Bay to Bird Island south to west wall and Pelican Bay west to west wall; Eagle Bay Island; King's Bar; Fisheating Creek: Treating Luziola, and Oxycaryum along the creek; And Chancey Bay.
SFWMD will not have treatments occurring on Lake Okeechobee at this time.
Water Hyacinth Eichhornia crassipes, Water Lettuce Pistia stratiotes
Further information is available at the following numbers: US Army Corps of Engineers Biologist (863) 983-8103 ext 251 or ext 222
US Army Corps of Engineers South Florida Operations Office
525 Ridgelawn Road
Clewiston, Fl 33440
Lake Okeechobee Aquatic Plant Management Interagency Task Force Meeting.
The next Lake Okeechobee Aquatic Plant Management Interagency Task Force Meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 8th, at the SFWMD Okeechobee Service Center in Okeechobee, FL.
This meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m.
SFWMD Okeechobee Service Center
3800 NW 16th Boulevard, Suite A
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Access Code: 3923394
Security Code: 1234