Saturday, July 16, 2011

Susquehanna River Black Fly Suppression Update (07/16/11)

John WIlliams sent me a third memo on the ongoing Black Fly Suppression Program:

Subject: Black Fly Suppression
Date: Fri, 15 Jul 2011 09:34:34 -0400

An aerial black fly suppression operation is scheduled for Monday, July 18 on the main stem of the Susquehanna River and Swatara Creek. This operation is scheduled to start at 0700 in the York County area. The treatment will continue North throughout the day ending in Selinsgrove. The counties involved in this treatment include Snyder, Northumberland, Juniata, Perry, Dauphin, Cumberland, and York Counties.

The treatment should be completed by late afternoon. Poor weather conditions and technical difficulties can delay or cause postponement of the operation.

Helicopter Applicators of Gettysburg will be conducting the operation with a blue and white Bell 205, tail number N658HA.  Vectobac 12AS, a biological larvicide, is the control product that will be dispersed. The label and MSDS sheet for Vectobac 12AS are attached should you need more information on this product.

If you have any questions concerning this treatment or the Black Fly Suppression Program in general, please contact me at the number listed below.

Thank you,

Douglas Orr | Water Pollution Biologist III
Department of Environmental Protection
Southcentral Regional Office
909 Elmerton Avenue | Harrisburg, PA 17110
Phone: 717.705.4951 | Fax: 717.705.4930<>