Aquatic Vegetation Survey – Integrated Aquatic Vegetation Management Plan

The Eastern Klickitat Conservation District (EKCD) secured funding through the Department of Ecology for the Rock Creek Integrated Aquatic Vegetation Management Plan (IAVMP). The plan focuses on selecting methods to control Eurasian watermilfoil and other invasive, non-native, aquatic weeds found in this waterbody. On July 30th EKCD staff, along with Marty Hudson, Klickitat County Noxious Weed Coordinator, Jenifer Parsons, botanist for the Department of Ecology, and Scott Kraynak, Park Ranger with Army Corps of Engineers performed an aquatic vegetation survey in the pool at the mouth of Rock Creek.
Plants identified in the survey included natives and non-natives. Eurasian watermilfoil dominated the upper portion of the pool where the boat launch and the confluence with Rock Creek are located. Control methods will be based upon data collected in the vegetation survey and will be incorporated into the IAVMP. Please inquire the EKCD for specific information pertaining to the survey.

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