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Water mower helping fight giant salvinia


Fighting giant salvinia on Lake Bistineau has become a battle on many different fronts, and one of those ways could be through an improved water mower.

John Bourque, who patented the water mower, has been on the lake since Monday with the improved version at Port O Bistineau. He says he is conducting a five-day test to see what the water mower will do.

“It picks it up, grinds it to a pulp and it will sink to the bottom of the lake and it cannot regenerate,” he said. “We can cut from one foot to one inch deep. When we cut