2014 GRANT COUNTY UPLAND PROJECT TREATMENT PLAN
Moses Lake Irrigation & Rehabilitation District (MLIRD)
Moses Lake, Washington
ILA # 14-242
2014 Treatment Timeline
Riparian treatment starts
this week July 21, 2014
on the upper lakes to include Blue Lake
Riparian work continues this week on private properties
July 8, 2014 – July 11, 2014
Upper Lakes Area (to include Blue Lake, Alkali Lake, Lenore Lake)
July 7, 2014 and July 21, 2014
July 25, 2014
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In 2009, the MLIRD created an Integrated Aquatic Vegetation Management Plan in order to define the survey data and discuss current and proposed management techniques, including chemical control. (Attached, see appendix A – Moses Lake Overview Map)
The survey team also recorded a large number of shoreline invasive species. In 2010, the decision was made to implement an herbicide control project of approximately 330 acres of aquatic plants. During a multi-agency meeting with the MLIRD, Grant County Weed Board, and Washington Department of Natural Resources, it was agreed that a separate herbicide control project for the shoreline plants would be implemented immediately after the aquatic treatment; the 2011 treatment followed this protocol.
The 2012 treatment also followed this protocol and included additional treatment areas; The Grand Coulee Lakes including: Park Lake, Blue Lake, Dry Falls, Soap Lake and Alkali Lake. New treatment areas were based on surveys conducted in 2011.
2014 Treatment Areas
gc2Maps from the 2012 treatment areas will be used as guidelines for the 2014 application area. The 2014 treatment areas will be expanded from the 2012 treatment areas once those areas have been treated and surveyed.
Spraying Phragmites around Moses Lake