DEEP OK’s Herbicide Treatment in Lower Moodus Reservoir — Huh?

Jul 9th, 2013 | By | Category: Water

One East Haddam resident isn’t as convinced about the safety of the herbicide particularly since it includes a surfactant. The resident cited the research of Rick A. Relyea, of the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh, who found that “many common surfactants are lethal to fish and frogs.”

The resident also asked why other options aren’t being explored.

“There is hydro-raking, (big boat with shovel removal) suction-harvest, hand & razor-rake (with special tools) or ways to do this via boat,” they said in an email to Patch. “These are expensive as well, but it won’t wipe out the Leopard Frog and American Toad population like this herbicide has been studied and proven to do.”

For additional information, you can contact Lycott Environmental, Inc. at 508-855-0101 or Sam Guy of the Moodus Reservoir Preservation Group at

For more on this story, visit: DEEP Oks Herbicide Treatment in Lower Moodus Reservoir – Around Town – The Haddams-Killingworth, CT Patch.

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