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Hydrilla Treatment in the Croton River
Village of Croton-on-Hudson E-Notice

Update on the proposed treatment of the Hydrilla in the Croton River:

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) has contracted to apply the aquatic herbicide endothall (Aquathol K EPA Registration Number 70506-176) to control the growth of the highly invasive aquatic plant species Hydrilla verticillata in the Croton River from noon on August 30th to noon on August 31st, 2016. SŌLitude Lake Management, a registered pesticide business in the State of New York (Business Registration #16506) will be applying the herbicide.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has received a Wetlands Activity Permit from the Village’s Water Control Commission as well as a NYSDEC Article 15 Aquatic Pesticide Permit and Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands Permit for the purpose of treating the invasive aquatic plant Hydrilla in the Croton River.  

During the time period of 12 noon on August 30th through 12 noon on September 1st, the Village will be making the following water use restrictions:

Swimming and bathing are prohibited
Boating is prohibited
Fishing and fish consumption is prohibited

For additional information regarding the treatment please view the following links:

Information from the DEC and product label information:  

The Village will be posting signs regarding the prohibitions on Village-owned property adjacent to the Croton River.