Aquatic Plant Control
Santee Cooper's Biological Services unit is responsible for the identification and control of invasive and nuisance aquatic plants on the lakes.
Non-native and invasive aquatic vegetation like hydrilla, water hyacinth, giant salvinia and crested floating heart can have a detrimental effect on the lakes' ecosystem, which is why Santee Cooper is committed to controlling their spread. Treatments include use of the EPA-approved herbicides and stocking the lake with sterile carp that feed on hydrilla.
Please report nuisance vegetation to Biological Services at 843-761-4078 or 843-761-8000 ext. 4564.