Invasive Species in Greene Co. Ponds

| March 17, 2014
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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Conservation officials are trying to make sure an invasive water weed discovered in southwest Missouri doesn’t spread any farther. Hydrilla is known as the “Godzilla of invasive plants” because of how it can take over a body of water and devastate fish habitat by lowering oxygen levels and eliminating fish food sources. Missouri Department of Conservation biologist Kara Tvedt tells the Springfield-News Leader it’s not known how the weed got into Greene County ponds.

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