24 July 2017
We lead the control of aquatic weed in the beds of Lake Wakatipu and the Kawarau River.
Lake Wakatipu has been considered weed-free, but the risk of a weed called ‘lagarosiphon’ spreading into the lake from boat users in the Kawarau River is high.
That’s why we established the Lake Wakatipu Aquatic Weed Management Group, which is taking a number of immediate and long-term measures to prevent the spread.
One of these measures is a boat-based control operation in the Frankton Arm of Lake Wakatipu in August. We’ll also be working with councils to buoy off areas of the Kawarau River, set up a checkpoint and remove dead willows.
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