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03/8/08-Harrison County

Reservoir Back Open After Salvinia Scare

An East Texas reservoir is back open to boaters, after a scare from a potentially dangerous aquatic plant.  Giant Salvinia was discovered at the Brandy Branch Reservoir in Harrison County two weeks ago.  The lake is located just south of Hallsville.  Biologists say a fisherman accidentally brought Salvinia to the lake when it was stuck to his boat.  The plant, which is known to destroy fishing areas, officials say has been removed from the lake.

Bob Hallmark, Reporting.


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