Select areas of Lake Zoar will be chemically treated with herbicide and copper sulfate algaecide, targeting aquatic nuisance plants of Eurasian milfoil and curlyleaf pondweed. The treatment is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday. If the treatment does not occur due to inclement weather, the back-up date will be the following Wednesday, July 20th.
Prior to treatment, the lake shoreline in the treatment areas and at public access sites will be posted with printed signs in accordance with state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection requirements. A map showing the specific treatment areas will be posted at the State Boat Ramp and at other public access sites, prior to treatment.
The shorelines of treated areas will be posted with signs that list the following temporary water use restrictions to be imposed in treated areas: no swimming in treated areas on the day of treatment; no use of treated lake water for drinking purposes for 3 days, no use of treated lake water for livestock or domestic animal consumption for 1 day, no use of treated lake water for irrigating turf or ornamentals for 3 days, no use of treated lake water for irrigating food crops or production ornamentals for 5 days.