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Floating Pennywort has been most recently recorded on this water body in 2012. Floating Pennywort covers the surface of the river, blocking out natural light and causing the plants below to die. The dead plants then rot down, removing the oxygen from the river. Floating Pennywort also causes trouble for boats, making the river very difficult to navigate.

Eradication of floating pennywort can only be successful through spraying. It spreads very quickly and just small live fragments can allow it to take hold again. If you see this plant species then please alert us as soon as possible.

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