The Feds are aware

Since 2006, when Rep. Gohmert was first informed about the threat of Giant Salvina to local lakes, drinking water and local economies, he has been diligently working with state and federal entities to work on methods of control and eradication of this menacing problem.

The presence of Giant Salvinia in our lakes and rivers is a problem that plagues many states throughout the nation, but has
especially plagued the Texas and Louisiana region. It has been called "the world's worst weed" and has been officially "banned in the United States." Giant salvinia was first discovered in Caddo Lake in May of 2006. Two years after it was discovered the infestation had grown from less than 2 acres to more than 1,000 acres. There are estimates that it has the ability to double in size about every seven days. A single plant has been found to cover 40 square miles in three months.

Louie Gohmert is  the U.S. Congressman that  represents the First District of Texas.

Gohmert is on top of the problem.  The following are his words.

"It's the most innocent-looking innocuous plant, but it's like something from a 1950s horror movie when you know about how fast that stuff can grow," U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert said of giant salvinia. "In six months, you can lose a lake."

This map shows the areas in which Giant Salvinia has been reported as of July 9,2016

US Reps John Fleming and Louie Gohmert in a meeting in

Shreveport , La.

The problem of Giant Salvinia is the topic of  the meeting.

Officials from Louisiana and Texas were present.

Oversight Field Hearing on "Giant Salvinia:

How Do We Protect Our Ecosystems"


Salvinia that is destroying some of our East Texas lakes. We have had some success, but need to provide more help to the states on such a critical national issue.