Santee Cooper's Analytical and Biological Services division is responsible for the identification and control of invasive and nuisance aquatic weeds on the lakes.
Non-native and invasive aquatic vegetation like hydrilla, water hyacinth and crested floating heart can have a detrimental affect 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 Analytical and Biological Services at 843-761-4101 or 843-761-8000 ext. 4564.