Australia,Seqwater using Drones against invasive weeds threatening South East Queensland.

Utility magazine Australia/kim Ho. The organisation is deploying a 3.5m-long Yamaha RMax helicopter above Wappa Dam to attack an infestation of Water Hyacinth in the drinking water storage.

Drones are swiftly becoming an invaluable tool in monitoring and managing aquatic weeds in South East Queensland’s dams and waterways.Seqwater Biosecurity Officer, Jessica Doman, said some of Seqwater’s catchments are prone to outbreaks of aquatic weeds, such as Water Hyacinth, Salvinia and Cabomba. Unless properly managed, weeds pose a significant threat to water quality and can deteriorate catchment health.

Images and quotes courtesy Utility magazine

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