Lake Emory found to contain invasive species Hydrilla.
Duke Energy is partnering with the North Carolina Resource and Wildlife Commission to control the invasion of Hydrilla in Lake Emory.
According to Lisa Leatherman, spokesperson for Duke Energy, the company is responsible for managing 39 reservoirs in North and South Carolina, 11 of which are in what is considered the Nantahala Area. The reservoirs are surveyed annually for the presence of invasive aquatic species.
"The 2014 survey of Lake Emory found an approximate nine-acre stand of Hydrilla, mainly in the shallow water at Rabbit Creek delta, approximately .5 miles upstream of the Franklin Powerhouse and Dam," said Leatherman Monday night during the monthly town of Franklin Board of Aldermen meeting.