It is the purpose of this volume to survey and assess the management problems of recreation waters and to present case problems from the field in which the technical data, published literature, and the operations mechanics are given in sufficient detail to provide a format for practical analysis and application. Special emphasis has been given to measures of control of Eurasian watermilfoil.The primary and secondary uses of a body of water determine the need, frequency, and kind of aquatic plant control required to meet the needs of a specific situation. That is to say, a given body of water may be used primarily, or even exclusively for such activities as fishing, boating, or swimming, and the water itself may be used for domestic (potable water), industrial production, and/or agriculture. These uses may seem to be incompatible in themselves, but it is incumbent upon management to supply the optimum conditions for total water use.
Part 1: Special Studies of Management of Recreation Waters 1. Costs and Benefits of Aquatic Weed Control 2. Using Herbicides Effectively in Lakes and Ponds 3. Control of Macrophytic Growth by Naturally Produced Substances 4. Problems of Weed Control in aquatic Sites 5. The Role of Herbicide Residues of 2,4-D in the Aquatic Ecosystem 6. The Role of Algae in Aquatic Ecosystems Part 2: Special Studies in Small Scale Recreation Water Areas 7. Stone Valley Recreational Lake Study 8. Aquatic Plants in stoner Creek in the Vicinity of Paris, Kentucky 9. Aquatic Plant Problems in Lake Taneycomo 10. Water Quality Evaluations of the Lower Mystic lake, Massachusetts 11. The Problem of Ameobic Meningoencephalitis in Water Resource Planning Part 3: Special Studies in Large Scale Recreation Water Areas 12. Aquatic Plant Control in Kitty Hawk Bay 13. Aquatic Weeds in Lake Seminole 14. Aquatic Plant Control problems at Sam Rayburn reservoir 15. Control of Water Hyancinth in the St. Johns River, Putnum County, Florida 16. Aquatic Weed Control in Potable Water Reservoir Part 4: Research and Development Studies For Control Of Eurasian Watermelfoil 17. Eurasian Watermilfoil 18. Screening Tests of 2,4-D 19. Chesapeake Bay study 20. Eurasian Watermilfoil Studies in New Jersey 21. Eurasian Watermilfoil studies in Florida