Giant salvinia is bad news. This non-native invasive aquatic plant can severely limit fishing and boating access as well as displace native beneficial plants that are used as habitat by fish. Once it becomes established in a lake, it is nearly impossible to completely remove.
5 short months ago, November 2011, things were looking very bleak for East Texas lakes. After suffering through last year's historic drought, many lakes were down at least 10-12 feet. And the outlook was not promising.