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New potentially toxic plant invades Lake Waccamaw

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Lyngbya, a type of algae, is taking over some of Lake Waccamaw. Lyngbya, a type of algae, is taking over some of Lake Waccamaw.

COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WECT) – A new potentially toxic plant is invading part of Columbus County.

Lyngbya, a type of algae, is taking over some of Lake Waccamaw.

Officials have had issues with hydrilla, another troublesome plant, but experts say lyngbya can be worse.

The Lake Waccamaw State Park Superintendent said the algae is in about 32 acres near the WRC Boat Ramp. He says the plant is spreading fast and can be toxic.

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