Dec 22, 2014
News Release: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Awards Hydrilla Risk Assessment Contract
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Awards Hydrilla Risk Assessment Contract
Buffalo, NY -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Buffalo District awarded a two year, $1.1 million contract, September 2014, to Ecology and Environment, Inc. (E&E) in support of the Great Lakes Hydrilla Risk Assessment using funds through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. Hydrilla is a highly invasive aquatic plant species that was first introduced to the southern United Stated in the 1960's from Asia. More recently there have been a noticeable number of infestations in the glacial lakes of the Northeast and Midwest. Hyrilla infestations have potential to cause significant ecological and economic losses.
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An underwater view of dense hydrilla beds in the Erie Canal, NY