Alligator Weed is an aquatic plant that forms massive floating mats over still, slow moving water.
Pasture pest also.
Prolific growth restricts water flow, increases sedimentation and aggravates flooding.
Can block fishing and boating access, may affect whitebait breeding areas.
New sites have been found in the lower Waikato river and a new subdivision in Hamilton.Not common in the Cambridge area. Environment Waikato does all the control work for these weeds and if anyone suspects they have these weeds, or they have seen them anywhere, please notify them on 0800 BIOSECURITY.(24673287489)