Hydrilla growing in Swift Creek to be removed

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - The plant problem plaguing Chesterfield's Swift Creek Reservoir will soon come to an end.

This April, 8500 carp will be dropped in the water to eat away the plant, then harvesting machines will pick up whatever is left.

Right now, hydrilla poses no danger to the county's water supply, but that could change if the plant begins to die out.

If approved, a grant worth nearly $3-million would cover the costs.

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