New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) staff members have confirmed the presence of the aquatic invasive plant species Hydrilla verticillata in New York State. The plant was found in Creamery Pond in Orange County, and the identification was confirmed by several aquatic plant experts from around the country. A second infestation was recently found in Suffolk County. Hydrilla is considered to be the most problematic aquatic plant in the United States.
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Source: Water Column, NYS Federation of Lake Associations (http://www.nysfola.org)