February 11, 2016

Sea lamprey control happening on AuGres River


AUGRES — Personnel from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are in AuGres today to begin treating the river for sea lamprey larvae.

The treatments, called lampricides, do not pose unreasonable risk to people or the environment, but the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service advises the public to minimize exposure to the treatments since it is still a type of pesticide.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service also advises that people use a different water source for confining bait fish or other organisms. Agricultural irrigation must also be suspended for 24 hours during and following the treatment.

All applications of the treatment along the river should be complete in about 72 hours.

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