Lake Crest in final stages of hyacinth clean-up
BATON ROUGE – An organized effort to remove a hyacinth bloom from Lake Crest is in its final stages.
The plants have been in the lake since early May and cleanup began in late June. The plants, not native to the area, rob the water of oxygen once they die, create an odor and could even kill fish in the lake.
Lake Crest is one of the smallest in the Baton Rouge Lake systems and is located near Dalrymple Drive. The cleanup effort
A pontoon-mounted machine, from the Bayou LaFourche Fresh Water District, has been used to the remove the hyacinth plants. LSU has also built boats ramps to accommodate the machines in the water as well.