Staff removes water hyacinth to maintain reservoir water quality in E China

A staff of a reservoir in Taihe County, Ji'an City, east China's Jiangxi Province, was photographed on November 26 removing water hyacinth and floaters to maintain water quality.  

For decades, the county has designated staffs to clean the water hyacinth periodically. Water hyacinth is like the Louisiana crawfish and Solidago canadensis, which are considered as invasive species in China. They are labeled "invasive" because they grow and reproduce rapidly and aggressively, and can harm the ecological balance and biodiversity.

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