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Help Keep Our Watersheds Clean

June 5, 2013

It’s disturbing enough that water chestnuts and hydrilla are a threat to Chautauqua Lake. Hydrilla was found in Tonawanda Creek, less than 80 miles from Chautauqua County, last summer....

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RationalThinker

Jun-10-13 12:29 PM

Seadog: As I stated in my post, "I do not propose to have a better solution". So, no, I do not know what can be done. But I do know that herbicides are not the answer. You know why they don't dredge? All the years of them dumping toxic crap, like the 'solution' you're suggesting, has created a layer of poison on the bottom of the lake. If they dredge, they stir that up and everything dies. You honestly think that something designed to kill one specific plant/animal is going to be safe for everything else?? You think it kills off it's intended target and then disappears??

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RationalThinker

Jun-06-13 12:13 PM

Why all of this desire to dump poisons into our waters? I don't claim to have a better solution, but toxins surely cannot be the best option.

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patriot012

Jun-06-13 9:20 AM

The watershed group was originally two volunteers from each community around lake until lawyers and certain business people got involved changed to paying jobs and in my opinion really could care two cents on actual condition of lake, they need give back monies and SPRAY!!!

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patriot012

Jun-06-13 9:16 AM

SPRAY!!!!!

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MacKenzie

Jun-05-13 8:21 PM

Amen, Seadog. If the past is any indication how they will handle this, I imagine they will talk, talk,talk about it. Bring in this expert and that expert. Throw their ideas around and...do nothing! In the 23 years I have lived here, this is what they do. SPRAY-ELIMINATE THE BAD STUFF. Sheesh.

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