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Aquatic Plant Management

TVA will begin herbicide treatments near public facilities on Guntersville, Nickajack, Chickamauga and Pickwick reservoirs starting the week of June 10, 2013. The areas to be treated include: public ramps, swimming beaches, parks (state, county, city), church camps, and facilities of nonprofit organizations such as the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.  These areas will be treated on an as-needed basis through September. A mechanical harvester will also be used to open and maintain boating access lanes to public facilities on Guntersville and Nickajack reservoirs.

For more information

Contact TVA's Environmental Information Center at 1-800-882-5263 for technical assistance related to:

  • permit requirements for herbicide applications in the various states
  • contact information for state agencies that maintain a list of licensed herbicide applicators
  • aquatic plant sample identification
  • general information on aquatic plant management methods.



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