GBRA to Hold Public Meeting on Hydrilla Control

Posted: October 01, 2013

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LaMarriol Smith, GBRA, [830] 379-5822,

SEGUIN--The Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority(GBRA) will host a public meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 at the Belmont Community Center on Hwy 90A West in Belmont to discuss treatment measures for controlling the growth and spread of hydrilla in the Guadalupe River below Seguin.  Presentations will be made by GBRA and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. 

Hydrilla is a rooted, submerged aquatic plant.  An overabundance of this invasive non-native plant can negatively affect water quality and fish populations.It grows in large mats by way of underground stems.  It is easily spread by clippings that break loose and float downstream or by attaching to boat propellers.  It clogs water intakes, and boat slips, waterfronts and canals.  It can grow so dense that it poses a safety hazard for skiers and boaters.

Landowners along the river downstream of Seguin, as well as recreational and other river users, are encouraged to attend this meeting.

For specific information about the meeting, contact Debbie Magin, GBRA director of Water Quality Services at (830) 379-5822 or email dmagin@gbra.org.

The GBRA was established by the Texas Legislature in 1933 as a water conservation and reclamation district. GBRA provides stewardship for the water resources in its 10-county statutory district, which begins near the headwaters of the Guadalupe and Blanco rivers, ends at San Antonio Bay, and includes Kendall, Comal, Hays, Caldwell, Guadalupe, Gonzales, DeWitt, Victoria, Calhoun, and Refugio counties.

 

 

 

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