macrophyte harvesting (or any other procedure that produces plant elimination)
may be the increased erosion of the littoral zone (Burton, King, and Ervin
Rooted plants are important in preventing wave-generated erosion and
Windswept shores and coves should probably not have 100 percent
Harvesting of aquatic plants is a procedure that can quickly improve
portions of a reservoir for recreation (such as marinas and swimming areas),
release of nutrients and organic
and at the same time may interfere
matter from these plants to the open water of the reservoir.
which the cutter bar also cuts root crowns appears to be the best technique in
Costs can be estimated with the US Army Corps of Engi-
1984). The environmental impacts of
neers' model HARVEST (Sabol and
harvesting are normally minor.
Table 13 is a summary of this technique.