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River to get treatment for weeds

The Southwest Florida Water Management District will be applying the herbicide Diquat in the Withlacoochee River from Lacoochee to State Road 50 until Friday. About 20 acres will be treated. Restrictions are no irrigation of crops for 14 days and no swimming for 24 hours. Fishing is not restricted; lake water may not be used for drinking for 14 days.

The herbicide Sonar will be applied at Istachatta, Silver and Crump lakes.

The restrictions include no irrigation of crops for 30 days. Swimming and fishing are not restricted, and there are no restrictions on using lake water for drinking.

Signs will be posted in treated areas.

For information, call Wendy Andrew at (800) 423-1476 or (904) 796-7211.

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