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BLARBR119w



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:50 am    Post subject: Delta Water Hyacinths Reply with quote

Just drove to Sherman Island Sunday and noticed a lot and I mean a lot of water hyacinths. Not only were they up against the shore but also mid river and everywhere in between. Just curious and partly bored, but anyone have any ideas as to why?

Bruce
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isobars



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds pretty, but I'll bet there's a downside. Do they make hyacinth fins?
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victor



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the increased water flow this time of year is probably pushing the summer's bumper crop of water hyacinth out of the still backwaters into the main channels.
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dennis_c



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Combine this with the recent lack of wind. The coming storm should blow some of that stuff ashore.
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spennie



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Water hyacinths were originally imported for decorative ponds, once they get out in the wild they go crazy. This is why certain plants/animals/insects are banned, nothing to keep the population down.

See my Delta Documentary: http://windjunkie.net/delta/delta.htm

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