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Weeds clogging Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta waters

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Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 12:00 am

State and federal officials are trying to get a jumpstart this year on an annual herbicide spraying program to combat an invasive plant that has clogged Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta waterways and harbors in the summer.

The herbicide program to control water hyacinth began in September last year, three months after it normally starts, the Sacramento Bee reported on Sunday. By then, the floating plant with large, shiny leaves and purple flowers had exploded in the summer heat.

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