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Water mower to help fight against giant salvinia on Lake Bistineau

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Pete Camp gives a presentation on two projects the Bistineau Task Force has been working on -- a trial with a water mower and an update on the weevil project on Lake Bistineau. Camp is the BTF member-at-large. | Michelle Bates/Press-Herald

The Bistineau Task Force may have found a way to assist in the fight against the invasive aquatic weed giant salvinia on Lake Bistineau.

During a meeting Thursday, Member-At-Large Pete Camp gave a presentation on a water mower and an update on their weevil study, saying both are viable ways of getting rid of it.

He showed a video of a five-day trial in which a water mower, which picks up the salvinia and grinds it to a pulp before spitting it back out into the lake, is faster than its original version.

“I had seen the water mower at least three or

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