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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.

PERMIT APPLICATION REQUIRED
Complete application and contact your local land management office
LICENSED AQUATIC HERBICIDE APPLICATOR MUST BE USED
List is on file at your local land managment office
AREA TREATED CAN BE NO LARGER THAN 1/2 ACRE
TREATED AREA MUST BE WITHIN THE CONFINES OF THE PROJECTED PROPERTY LINES
FINAL APPROVAL IS BY GEORGIA POWER SHORELINE REPRESENTATIVES ONLY
COST IS DETERMINED BY CONTRACTOR/APPLICATOR
MORE THAN ONE APPLICATION MAY BE REQUIRED TO EFFECTIVELY TREAT AREA, CONSULT WITH YOUR CONTRATOR/APPLICATOR
PAYMENT WILL BE MADE DIRECTLY TO THE CONTRACTOR/APPLICATOR AND IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PROPERTY OWNER OR LESSEE

Georgia Power

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.

August 17, 2015 in Aquatic Herbicide Treatment

Managing Nuisance Aquatic Vegetation at Georgia Power Lakes

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…

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August 17, 2015 in Aquatic Herbicide Treatment

Aquatic Herbicide Treatments – July 9 to August 10, 2015

From Thursday, July 9, to Monday, August 10, 2015, Georgia Power had its contractor apply aquatic herbicide to portions of Lake Sinclair, near the shoreline to control nuisance aquatic plants.  As a…

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August 17, 2015 in Aquatic Herbicide Treatment

Aquatic Herbicide Treatments – July 27 to August 11, 2015

From Monday, July 27 to Tuesday, August 11, 2015, Georgia Power had its contractor apply aquatic herbicide to portions of Lake Oconee, near the shoreline to control nuisance aquatic plants.  As a…

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August 23, 2012 in Aquatic Herbicide Treatment, News

Aquatic Vegetation: The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly

Aquatic vegetation has many benefits to our lakes eco-system. Here are some of the benefits of aquatic plants. • Food, shelter, and breeding habitat for fish and wildlife • Protection…

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