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Lake Weed Removal Project Begins

May Eventually Include Five More City Lakes


Last updated 5/29/2019 at 8:18am

City lakes will soon have a cleaner, and perhaps healthier, appearance, thanks to an ambitious weed-harvesting effort that began on Thursday.

The work is being performed by a contractor working under an agreement approved by the City Commission in April. Clearing started on Lake Weader, also known as Lake Weaver, where the city operates a large fountain. The lake borders US 27 and Central Avenue in Lake Wales.

Shifts in wind direction have recently been moving a large mat of floating water hyacinths back and forth across the surface of the lake, often surrounding the fountain.

The initial p...

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