In October 2018, Hydrilla verticillata, a highly invasive aquatic weed, was confirmed at a private marina on Cayuga Lake, Cayuga County, near King Ferry. Hydrilla is an aggressive invader that spreads rapidly and, if left unchecked, will form a thick mat of vegetation, making swimming and boating impossible and impacting fish populations. The effect to the local economy from loss of recreation and reduced biodiversity can be significant.
For more information regarding Hydrilla please refer to the following websites:
Finger Lakes- Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management Coordinator;