Aquatic Plant Management Committee

Due to the hydrilla infestation that was seen in the Ramsey Creek area in 2017, 10,200 grass carp were stocked in May, 2018.  A comprehensive survey was performed in Oct, 2018 by NC State and it was determined that 640 acres were infested with hydrilla.  Based on this finding, it was decided to stock 12,500 grass carp in March, 2019.  This stocking reduced the hydrilla during the 2019 growing season.  Surveys were performed in fall of 2019 and 2021 and determined these stockings were effective in eliminating the hydrilla infestation.  Maintenance stockings of 750 fish per year continue along with studies to determine the mortality of the fish to help determine optimum levels of fish going forward.

Lyngbya infestation – 2024

The LNMC is leading the effort to proactively address a lyngbya infestation discovered in late 2023.  Treatment has begun as of April 2024.   Here is the fact sheet

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