In early spring every year, our city applies herbicide to the pond, as a means of controlling several invasive aquatic plants. In the past, these fast-growing species have all but taken over this shallow pond, and have required expensive mechanical harvesting to remove them.

The state-approved herbicide breaks down, we’re told, and does not remain in the water. So far, the herbicide program has worked well — beyond all expectations, I’d say — with no apparent downside.

The photo was taken June 14, 2014. Click the image to view it full screen, and click the back arrow to return. Cursor over the image to see its description. Enjoy!
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