Accession Number : ADP001777

Title :   USAE Division/District Presentations Aquatic Plant Problems-Operations Activities: Aquatic Plant Control Operations Support Center,


Personal Author(s) : McGehee,James T.

Report Date : JUN 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : The major problem affecting the Aquatic Plant Control Operations Support Ceners(APCOSC) and the overall aquatic plant control program remains the same as last year: funding. North Carolina, South Carolina, Delaware, California, Texas, Alabama, and several other states now have established hydrilla infestations. North and South Carolina have taken aggressive approaches in addressing the hydrilla program; however, to date, these areas have not been funded in the Corps' aquatic plant control budget. The Jacksonville District has been able during the past two fiscal years to release funds for limited control of vegetation in Lake Marion, S.C.; however, these funds have had minimal impact on the overall program. The spread of hydrilla and Eurasian watermilfoil is now seriously limiting the Corps' ability to adequately support both the operational and research programs under the $5.0 million limitations of Public Law 89-298. Since this funding ceiling was established when waterhyacinth was the major problem species in the United States, the Corps would be fully justified in actively pursuing with both the Office of Management and Budget and Congress an increase in the $5.0 million limitation and full funding to the limit of the increased cap.

Descriptors :   *Aquatic plants, *Weed control, Symposia, Aquatic weeds, Management, Costs, Allocations, Federal budgets, Planning programming budgeting, Research management, Operation, Training, Florida

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE