October 3, 2013 | Vol. 117 -- No. 24

Silver Lake milfoil spraying proposal resurfaces

Homeowners along the southern end of Silver Lake have submitted a request to spray milfoil using herbicides.

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The applicants have requested to use “2,4-D,” a relatively fast-acting selective herbicide that kills the entire plant, according to the Department of Ecology’s website.

The group, Associated Silver Lake Owners, seeks to apply the herbicide to 150 acres of the lake. Homeowners on the northern end of the lake are concerned about the impacts it could have on their water wells, which are connected to Silver Lake itself, and livestock.

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