Invasive plant detected at Cave Run Lake near Morehead

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky officials say an invasive aquatic plant has been discovered in several areas of Cave Run Lake near Morehead and are asking that precautions be taken to help prevent its spread.

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife said in a news release that Cave Run Lake currently has pockets of hydrilla around Warix, Zilpo and Alfrey’s boat ramps. It’s also been spotted along Zilpo Flats and within several small embayments in the mid-lake area.

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Dewey, Kentucky, Paintsville, Greenbo and Carr Creek lakes also have established stands of hydrilla.

The agency says boaters and personal water craft users should remove plant material off boats, motors and trailers after pulling boats from the water. Visitors to the lake should make sure their boats are clear of plant material before launching.

 

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