Four Vermont rivers to be treated with pesticide to control sea lampreys

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Four Vermont rivers that flow into Lake Champlain will be treated with a pesticide by the end of October to control sea lampreys, which feed on salmon and lake trout.

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service will be teaming up with Vermont Fish & Wildlife to perform the work.

The Winooski River is scheduled to be treated first, on Sept. 23, followed by the Missisquoi River on Oct. 6. The LaPlatte River will be treated Oct. 13 and the Lamoille River a week later.

The treatments will require a water-use advisory for anywhere from one to four days. U.S. Fish & Wildlife recommends that you not use the water for drinking, swimming, fishing or irrigation during those periods.

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