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Selected areas of Lake Zoar to be chemically treated with Diquat herbicide

Selected areas of Lake Zoar will be chemically treated with Diquat herbicide, targeting control the aquatic nuisance plant curlyleaf pondweed. The first annual treatment is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, June 23rd, or Friday, June 24th, dependent on logistical coordination with FirstLight Power. 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.  The shorelines of treated areas will be posted with signs that list the temporary water use restriction.  There is no swimming, boating, or fishing restrictions.  The treated area should not be used for drinking purposes for 3 days, and not used for livestock consumption for 1 day.  The treated lake water should not be used for irrigation for 3 days. The chemical application is being conducted by the State licensed firm, SOLitude Lake Management.

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