Employees and contractors with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission are conducting herbicide applications to Craig D. Campbell Lake Conway Reservoir and Lake Overcup near Morrilton over the next several months.
The herbicides cause no harm to wildlife, people or aquatic life, but will kill gardens, flowerbeds and lawns if used on neighboring lands. By federal law, these herbicides have up to a 120-day irrigation restriction after application.
The AGFC asks adjacent landowners to not irrigate for lawn or garden use with water from the lake until Feb. 1. The use of herbicides is necessary to control the current problems with alligatorweed and other invasive vegetation species that have infested the lake, restricting access to boathouses, ramps and fishing locations and hindering native wildlife and fish populations.
For more information, please contact the AGFC Fisheries Office in Mayflower at (877) 470-3309.