Hydrilla (Hydrilla verticillata), dubbed one of the world's most invasive aquatic plants, was found in the Cayuga Inlet in 2011. The Hydrilla Task Force is working to eradication of hydrilla in the Cayuga Lake Watershed.
As the 2015 hydrilla season came to an end, the final water monitoring results of the season are available! This season the HTF has seen positive improvement in the status of hydrilla in the Cayuga Lake Watershed.
Think you've found hydrilla among the Cayuga Lake Watershed? Report a suspect by clicking here!
Everyone can help in the fight against hydrilla. Learn more about what you can do to stop the spread of this invasive water weed.
There are four main management options for hydrilla: biological, chemical, mechanical, and physical.
Hydrilla can reduce water flow, clog or damage water control structures, reduce fish populations, and compromise recreational uses such as boating & swimming.
Studies have linked invasive hydrilla to a deadly toxin produced by blue-green algae, resulting in illness and death of wild birds and domestic pets.
Last updated November 17, 2015