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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2016 10:17 am 
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Hey Doc,
As you may know, Lake Fork is fighting a huge problem with Giant Salvinia and the TPW is spraying it with glyphosate. In fact, I live on a waterfront home and a neighbor of mine came by this summer spraying the waters edge with a glyphosate and asked me if I wanted him to spray my shore. He said he received approval from Sabine River Authority (SRA) to spray the plants in the water on his shoreline. I called SRA and they stated any spraying into Lake Fork had to be approved by TPW. This makes me uneasy with how many home owners on the waterfront may be spraying their shore so they can get their boat out easily.
So, you also know the city of Dallas is now using Lake Fork water and I called my local water company to see if they were checking for phosphonates and they said no they do not and neither does the city of Dallas. Luckily, where I live my water company uses well water for supply so I am personally not concerned but I would be in areas that do receive Lake Fork water on the north end of Lake Fork and if I lived in Dallas.

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I was under the impression that Roundup can't be used near water, but then when I looked at the Monsanto site for their various pesticides, the one they manufacture for use on aquatic plants has a higher percentage of glyphosate than in Roundup. Not like I'd take their word for anything except the noxious ingredients in their products.

I've searched for information to back up what I remember - that Roundup wasn't to be used near water because it would harm aquatic life, but I can't find any of that now. I do have a site that has a lot of information about pesticides, herbicides, etc, that may be a helpful starting place. National Pesticide Information Center -
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NPIC provides objective, science-based information about pesticides and pesticide-related topics to enable people to make informed decisions. NPIC is a cooperative agreement between Oregon State University and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (cooperative agreement #X8-83560101). The information in this publication does not in any way replace or supersede the restrictions, precautions, directions, or other information on the pesticide label or any other regulatory requirements, nor does it necessarily reflect the position of the U.S. EPA.

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