Army Corps of Engineers deploys tracer dye in Connecticut River to combat invasive plant

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is using tracer dye in a monthlong project to study the Connecticut River's water dynamics and control the invasive hydrilla plant.

News 12 Staff

Aug 7, 2023, 5:34 PM

Updated 351 days ago

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will apply tracer dye to the Connecticut River throughout the month to improve understanding of water exchange dynamics.
The move forms part of a concerted effort to control the spread of the invasive hydrilla plant.
The project is scheduled at four designated test sites: Keeney Cove in Glastonbury, Chapman Pond in East Haddam, Chester Boat Basin in Chester and Soldon Cove in Lyme.


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