So most of you have heard how horrible the water hyacinth has been on Armand Bayou. I'm wondering if it's bad in other areas, too.
A few weeks ago, this was how it was at the Bay Area Park boat launch. Poor guys spent 30 mintues and gave up and came back. It's difficult to tell, but notice therre is a ton on the other side of the lake, too.
Here's looking back that way from the dock:
And here was looking to the bridge
So -- recently they came and sprayed some defoliant on it. 10 days to 2 weeks later, here is the launch:. Still a lot on the other side of the lake, but significantly better than it was.
I was very excited to see this when my wife took this photo. Until my daughter took this one coming back from softball practice. This was taken from the Bay Area Bridge looking north to the N CLAPS series. Very soon you will see no water. The stuff doubles in size every 10-20 days, and there are zillions (I've counted) of 2-leaf root ball babies covering the entire surface of the water under that stuff.
At the moment, the sad news is there is no plan to do anything north of the bridge. And the money has run out to do anything else south of the bridge. Some calls are in to see what, if anything, can be done.
Edited by cachestacker, 28 August 2014 - 03:12 PM.