Crews will apply herbicides at Lake Tahoe during summer



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SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — A project that uses herbicides to control invasive plants in the Lake Tahoe Basin will continue through summer months.

The Tahoe Daily Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1zRqDwh ) that the U.S. Forest Service will begin the work on May 15 and continue through September.

The agency hopes to control several invasive species, including tall whitetop, Dalmation toadflax, yellow toadflax, hoary cress and Canada thistle.

USFS says crews will apply herbicides using backpack sprayers and other tools at 70 different locations around the lake. They will follow parameters set by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Access to treatment sites will be restricted during and after application.

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Information from: Tahoe Daily Tribune, http://www.tahoedailytribune.com/

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