- Associated Press - Sunday, June 21, 2015

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Community groups and the state are working to contain an invasive weed at Lake Anna.

The Free Lance-Star (http://bit.ly/1Jchwdb ) reports that the Lake Anna Advisory Committee, the Lake Anna Civic Association and the Virginia Department of Game and Fisheries plan to use a herbicide to fight the hydrilla weed.

The treatment probably will occur in late August.

The advisory committee says it wants to act before the weed becomes a major problem for boaters, swimmers and waterfront owners.

The committee brought in sterile grass carp during the last invasion of hydrilla in the 1990s. The carp ate the weed but also ate native aquatic vegetation.

Civic association president Doug Smith says officials decided not to reintroduce carp to the lake because the problem isn’t big enough.

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Information from: The Free Lance-Star, http://www.fredericksburg.com/

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