Herbicide Applicator/Contractor Program
Aquatic vegetation has many benefits to our lakes. It provides food, shelter, breeding habitat for fish and wildlife, oxygenation of water, and aesthetics. Some species of aquatic vegetation also help buffer wave action and help with shoreline stability. However, some aquatic plants, especially non-native species, can interrupt enjoyment of lakes and reservoirs during the summer months. They can prevent access to docks and even make navigating main channels of a lake very difficult.
Complete application and contact your local land management office
List is on file at your local land management office
Georgia Power routinely surveys our lakes for growing aquatic vegetation, and lake residents and shoreline visitors also help us identify problem areas. Depending on the species of plant, and the location and amount of plant infestations, the Georgia Power Land Management Office will coordinate with our Environmental Affairs biology section to schedule herbicide treatments to help control nuisance aquatic vegetation.
Our primary objective is to help maintain navigation access to the main lake body and reduce the amount of nuisance aquatic plants. Georgia Power does not treat around individual docks, boathouses or other private structures. Our herbicide treatments are small scale in nature and specifically targeted to problem areas and plants, we do not prescribe whole lake treatments.