Hydrilla in Swift Creek Reservoir

Posted by Brad Viar - email

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - Getting rid of an invasive aquatic weed will now cost Chesterfield County nearly half-a-million dollars.

Less than 30 minutes ago county supervisors approved a $50,000 plan to harvest Hydrilla. A vine like plant spread across 700 acres of the reservoir. In addition to harvesting, the county will pick up Hydrilla that's washed ashore.

The county has already spent about $425,000 shipping in 10,000 fish to eat the plant over the next several years.

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