— introduced by an unwitting farmer and multiplying within months to cover 260 square miles of the lake's surface —
Experts blame a mix of sediment in the water and climatic changes, in the form of unusually heavy rains that helped the plant to proliferate.
After several years and tens of millions of dollars of investment, the hyacinth was finally beaten back by swarms of locally bred weevils
Monday, October 15, 2007
Dreaded hyacinth returns to Lake Victoria, wreaks havoc
Can't beat that for a headline, so I am stealing it.