PUBLIC NOTICE The East Columbia Basin Irrigation District Will be making aquatic herbicide treatments beginning in May 2019 and continuing through the end of the 2019 irrigation season. These herbicide treatments will be made pursuant to a Department of Ecology NPDES General Permit for Aquatic Weed Control in Irrigation Systems (Permit No. WAG-991010). The District's service area is located in Moses Lake, Warden and Othello areas of Grant and Adams Counties. The District operates the East Low Canal and its laterals plus some laterals on the Potholes East Canal. 49 locations on various canals, laterals, wasteways and drains within the District's service areas will receive these treatments to control the growth of algae, moss and pondweeds. Frequency of treatments varies from as often as biweekly to as seldom as twice per irrigation season depending on location and circumstances. Permanent signs giving notice of aquatic herbicide treatments have been erected at public road crossing of treated waterways within one mile of the treatment sites. The herbicides being used for these treatments are copper sulfate, Captain Aquatic Herbicide (copper), Endothall and Magnicide H(acrolein) which are registered for such use under the Federal insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). Water remains suitable for irrigation use during aquatic herbicide treatments. Treated water is not suitable for drinking or swimming. Individuals desiring additional information about these treatments should contact the East District's main office in Othello at (509) 488-9671 and aSK to speak to the Secretary-Manager or Water Quality Supervisor. Inquires may also be directed to the Department of Ecology Eastern Regional Office in Spokane, (509) 625-5194 East Columbia Basin Irrigation District, 55 North 8th Avenue, Po Box E, Othello WA 99344 #04001/278699 Pub: March 27, 2019 & April 3, 10, 2019
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