Accession Number : ADP003618

Title :   The 'Carolina' Session: Aquatic Plant Problems and Management in South Carolina,

Corporate Author : SOUTH CAROLINA WATER RESOURCES COMMISSION COLUMBIA

Personal Author(s) : Johnson,D. L.

Report Date : JUN 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : South Carolina has a number of public water bodies where aquatic plants create important water use problems. Most of these plant problem areas occur in the coastal plain which covers the eastern half of the state. The coastal plain is characterized by shallow, fertile waters and a long growing season, all of which create an ideal environment for aquatic plant growth. Additionally, most of South Carolina's problem plants are nonative species, and the coastal area was probably the site of introduction for a number of these exotic species. Upstate waters can also have plant problem areas, but, currently, infestations. Upstate waters can also have plant problem areas, but, currently, infestations in this region are less frequent and less severe. In addition to public waters, there are tens of thousands of private lakes and ponds in South Carolina and many of these private waters also have problem weed infestations.

Descriptors :   *Weed control, *Aquatic plants, Symposia, Aquatic weeds, Plant growth, Environmental impact, Water quality, Lakes, Population, Ecology, Reservoirs, Rivers, Environmental management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE