Originally Posted by Art
Is it still so. Family health problems have recently kept us away from boat. Was there some time in early December and although quite a bit of growth still... much better that a month before that. Has it worsened again?
Picts are November. As you mentioned... helicopter needed!
It's situational Art, no rhyme or reason but the Stockton area is generally speaking the worst off.
Originally Posted by Marin
Have they tried poisonng it? That seems to be the common treatment used in the lakes around here to clear invasive weed.
In a word, yes. Unfortunately the alphabet soup that is California water politics will not allow effective control.
To give a full and complete answer, or attempt to do so, would require a multi page thread of its own inside OTDE to begin unpacking the issue. In a nutshell you can't swing a dead cat by the tail anywhere in this state without hitting somebody representing a special interest group with litigation pending regarding California Delta water rights. In all fairness every one of them feel their pet cause trumps everybody else's pet cause. Lacking a benevolent dictator stepping in and making them all go away the Delta will continue its 50 year old death spiral. My father was a vast wealth of first hand eyewitness knowledge to all things Delta related and I've shared many of his reflections in the SF Bay&Delta small group at this site.