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Battle with 200-ton green monster on Lake Wallace continues

Aug. 7, 2019

DERMOTT — Arkansas Game and Fish Commission biologists are battling a beast of a problem at Lake Wallace in Drew County, and it’s a fight that’s raged since 2005. That’s when water hyacinth, an invasive plant that overruns everything in its path, was first discovered in the southeast Arkansas lake. 

Invasive aquatic plant found at Lake Erling

Jan. 23, 2019

BRADLEY — Biologists with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission have confirmed the presence of Giant Salvinia in a small portion of Lake Erling in Lafayette County. This is the second occurrence of the invasive plant in Arkansas, with the first being in Smith Park Lake in Miller County in 2017.

Zebra Mussels found in Bull Shoals Tailwater

Sept. 5, 2018

MOUNTAIN HOME - Biologists with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Fisheries Division confirmed the presence of zebra mussels in the portion of the White River just downstream of Bull Shoals Dam last week.

Arkansas fighting Asian carp with angler awareness, baitfish regulations

Aug. 8, 2018

LITTLE ROCK - Fish jumping into the boat sounds like a dream come true for some anglers -- until you’ve experienced it firsthand. That’s exactly what’s happening on some Arkansas lakes connected to the Mississippi River, and it’s causing a lot of concern. 

Invasive species found near Sulphur River WMA

Nov. 15, 2017

Another big, scary monster has been spotted near Boggy Creek in southwest Arkansas, but this one is green, lives in the water and has been knocking on Arkansas’s door for years. Giant salvinia, an invasive species of plant, was discovered last week on Smith Park Lake in Miller County, and biologists are scrambling into action.