THINK you’ve got what it takes to manage a lake and battle a nasty weed?
Well now residents can with a new free app launched to help people better understand weed management in Lake Mulwala and the continued fight against the Egeria weed.
The Water Weed Wipeout app has been developed by the Murray–Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) and Goulburn Murray Water (GMW).
MDB Authority Member, professor Barry Hart, said the release of the app was designed to increase awareness of the weed and control methods used.
“The app links in and aligns with the Australian schooling curriculum and complements the current MDBA education products available to teachers and the general public,” he said.
“One of the management techniques at Lake Mulwala used to control the weed is to lower the lake during winter, this is the most effective way to kill off the weed through exposing it to frost.
“The reward in the app is a healthy lake for fishing and boating, tourism, agriculture and the environment.
“The app is based on science, and accurately depicts the length of time and lower water levels needed to kill off the weed.”