Freezing temps could affect lake weed growth
By Hugh Willett
Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 10:00 pm (Updated: January 18, 10:00 pm)
Sub-freezing winter temperatures around Watts Bar Lake may help reduce the growth of invasive aquatic plants in the spring.
“This severe cold period will go a long way toward reducing the re-emergence of some invasive aquatic plant species,” said Tim Joseph, chairman of the Watts Bar Ecology and Fishery Council.
The Council was formed about a year ago to bring together stakeholders in the Watts Bar Lake area to formulate a strategy to deal with the problems caused by invasive weeds.