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Hydrilla and the battle for East Texas lakes

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 5:07pm

TYLER STATE PARK LAKE - Crews working with Texas Parks and Wildlife we're combing parts of Tyler State Park Lake today surveying just how much Hydrilla was in the water.

Officials say the plant has spread all over East Texas lakes and is growing at a rapid rate, but we're told there's another big reason to keep Hydrilla in check.

Richard Ott with Texas Parks and Wildlife tell KETK, "Some of these plants grow so abundantly that they become a hazard to swimming. There have been people that have drown in Hydrilla in various lakes in Texas."

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