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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers finds funds for second year of Cayuga Lake hydrilla treatment

Treatment of hydrilla, a highly invasive aquatic weed found near the village of Aurora on Cayuga Lake, is wrapping up this year with some optimistic signs for the future. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has found funding for additional monitoring and treatment next year, while this year's crop of hydrilla appears to be decaying, slowly but surely.

That information came to light Monday during the corps' latest survey of Cayuga Lake off the village's shoreline.

The southern end of Cayuga Lake has struggled with the invasive for years, but it wasn't until September 2016 that members of the Cayuga Lake Floating Classroom discovered patches of hydrilla not far from the Wells College dock and drinking water intake pipe.

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