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Topping the Western Governor's terrestrial list was tamarisk, which lowers the water table and creates large deposits of salt in the soil, hence its common name of salt cedar, according to the National Invasive Species Information Center.
Pests that have been in the headlines before include water-gulping salt cedar trees and quagga mussels, which clog water and sewer pipelines.
Also on the list from the Western Governors Association were plants such as salt cedar and Eurasian watermilfoil plus critters such as carp, nonnative crayfish and feral hogs.
Some of the species on the governors’ list have been in the headlines before, including water-gulping salt cedar trees and quagga mussels.
By removing such non-native species as the salt cedar shrub and large Arundo grass, which is similar to bamboo, Hernandez said the project will improve water flow in the creek and reduce fire-prone brush hazards.
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