Aquatic Weed Spraying is scheduled to be undertaken over the next couple of weeks around Rotorua Lakes. Spraying successfully took place today (Monday, 25 Nov) at Lake Rotoiti and is scheduled for Lake Rotorua (Kawaha Point) and Lake Okareka (Acacia Bay) tomorrow (Tues, 26 Nov). It is recommended that there be a 24 hour stand-down on swimming, fishing or taking water for irrigation or domestic supply once the spraying is complete at each site.
Weed control was successfully completed today, Monday 25th of November at the following sites.
This work will be carried out via boat based boom spraying using the herbicide diquat in gel form.
It is recommended that there be a 24 hour stand-down on swimming, fishing or taking water for irrigation or domestic supply once the spraying is complete. This stand down period will end at 1400 Tuesday, 26 November.
Spraying scheduled to take place for Tuesday, 26 November will be at Lake Rotorua (Kawaha Point) and Lake Okareka (Acacia Bay).
More information and updates on progress and planned control for the rest of the week, will be posted on this page, as we receive it.
If you have any questions in relation to this work, please feel free to call Boffer Miskell (contractors) on 0800 638 943 or keep up to date with treatment progress on the LINZ website.
Aquatic weed spraying will be undertaken at the following locations:
1. Lake Rerewhakaaitu Homestead Arm
2. Lake Rotoiti Gisborne Point
3. Lake Rotoiti Cherry Bay/Okahutoroa Bay
4. Lake Rotoiti Otaramarae Boat Ramp
5. Lake Rotoiti Okere Inlet
6. Lake Rotoiti Okere Inlet / Campground
7. Lake Rotoiti Kakaho Bay
8. Lake Rotoiti Te Ti Bay
9. Lake Rotoma Whangaroa Bay Boat Ramp
10. Lake Rotoma Matahi Boat Ramp
11. Lake Rotorua Kawaha Point
12. Lake Tarawera Humphries Bay
13. Lake Tarawera Hot Water Beach
14. Lake Okareka Acacia Bay
Work is scheduled to start from Monday, 25th November this work may continue intermittently until Friday 6th December. This work is dependent on suitable weed, water and weather conditions and is subject to change.
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