of Sediment Covers
Nuisance rooted plants.
Prevents plant growth by a physical barrier over
Mode of action
Effective; problem often eliminated.
Months to years.
Elimination of habitat.
Installation may be difficult and costly.
May float to surface and clog intake structures.
May annoy waders at swim beaches.
Ranges from ,400 to ,000
depending upon material selected.
Suitable for eliminating plants in selected areas such
as marinas, swimming areas, and docks.
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