PLM Lake and Land Management will treat several Lake Gaston areas for lyngbya between Sept. 21-23. 

Those areas are Lyons Creek, St. Tammany, Pretty Creek, Hawtree Creek, Smith Creek, Lees Creek, and Rocky Branch (cove west of Pasture Gate Road). 

According to Naturalake Biosciences, lyngbya “grows thick mats attached to the bottom. It releases in smaller sheets that float to the surface of the water. These sheets can become so dense that they make waterways impassable, fishing impossible, and swimming unbearable. It also crowds out other aquatic vegetation, gives off bad odors, and can release cyanotoxins that are harmful to the aquatic ecosystem.”

Any questions regarding treatment can be directed to PLM at 252-586-2900.  Additional information can be found at