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Aerial spraying on lake scheduled Nov. 4-15

Aerial spraying on lake scheduled Nov. 4-15

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MONCKS CORNER — Santee Cooper will conduct a helicopter treatment of EPA-approved aquatic herbicide targeting the invasive aquatic plant water hyacinth in Lake Marion Nov. 4-15.

This application should improve lake access for residential and commercial properties, restore recreational opportunities and help prevent the spread of this plant to other areas within the Santee Cooper Lakes system.

To notify boaters of spray operations, Santee Cooper employees will patrol the spray sites on airboats, post signage and be present at public and commercial boat landings located near the targeted locations.

Lake users are asked to avoid the following areas during these operations: Upper Lake Marion (Calhoun County) — Stumphole Swamp; Upper Lake Marion (Clarendon County) — Elliott’s tree line to Santee River; and areas adjacent to Santee River discharge.

Questions concerning these operations can be directed to Santee Cooper’s analytical and biological services unit at 843-761-4078.

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