Weed Control Spraying on Floodwall
John Klostermann, Public Works Director
July 15, 2019 -- For Immediate Release
DUBUQUE, Iowa – As weather permits starting Monday, July 15, the City of Dubuque Public Works Department will spray weed control in various areas of rip-rap on the river side of Dubuque’s flood control system (U.S. Senator John C. Culver Floodwall).
Sprayers will start south of E. 16th Street on Monday, July 15, and work will continue until all rip rap along the flood control system is treated.
The work is being done in accordance to the United States Army Corps of Engineers Engineering Technical Letter (110-2-583) which requires the removal of unacceptable growth within the “Vegetation-Free Zone.” The requirement applies to all vegetation except grass along the flood control system. Signs along the flood control system will identify the area being sprayed. With no weather delays, the project is expected to be completed by Friday, Aug. 2. The Public Works Department cautions people to keep their children and pets out of direct contact with the sprayed weeds for 24 hours after application.
For additional information, contact the Public Works Department at 563-589-4250.
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