Public meeting will consider hydrilla infestation at Lake Waccamaw State Park | WWAY NewsChannel 3 | Wilmington NC News | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service |

"Hydrilla is a submerged aquatic plant that can create nearly impenetrable mats of stems and leaves on a lake’s surface."


CALS aquatic weed specialist, Dr. Rob Richardson, will meet with citizens Dec. 11 to discuss the hydrilla infestation in Lake Waccamaw.


Dr. Richardson has worked for several years on the exotic weed, which is difficult to eradicate, affects water ecology, water quality, and recreational activities and hopes to help control the problem to preserve the lake's unique qualities.