Invasive weeds growing in East Tennessee lakes

KINGSTON, Tenn. (WVLT) — An invasive species of weed is growing rapidly in Tennessee lakes. Over 200 concerned homeowners and fisherman expressed their concerns at a Roane County Commission meeting Monday.

The weed is called Hydrilla and is a species not native to East Tennessee. TVA officials said removing it entirely is impossible, and the best way to fight it is to come up with an effective management plan.

Many homeowners at the meeting told Local 8 News they are very upset with the Tennessee Valley Authority and feel that the problem is being pushed on them to fix.

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