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Update on the proposed treatment of the Hydrilla in the Croton River

July 12, 2016

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has applied to the Village of Croton on Hudson’s Water Control Commission for a Wetlands Activity Permit for the purpose of treating the invasive aquatic plant Hydrilla in the Croton River.  The DEC proposes to treat the Hydrilla with Endothol, a contact herbicide.  The Village’s Water Control Commission has scheduled an initial meeting on July 20th to consider this application.

 

Treatment of the herbicide is scheduled for August 8th or later.  Once the date is finalized, residents will be notified via email and an emergency call.  The DEC will be responsible for placing the appropriate signage in areas where the river can be accessed.  Silver Lake Beach will be closed during the treatment and for 24 hours after the final treatment.  Swimming in the Croton River during this time will be prohibited.

 

Additional information about the project can be found on the NYSDEC website at the following address:

 

http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/106386.html

 

A link to the video of the public meeting held on June 28th is available at the following address:

 

http://view.earthchannel.com/PlayerController.aspx?&PGD=crotononhudson&eID=584

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