Plants take in carbon dioxide and give off oxygen. Lakes without weeds are spring fed. Springs are naturally high in dissolved oxygen. Perhaps our man-made lake in Becket was low in oxygen, not chemicals. Responding to the lake’s need for oxygen, aquatic weeds grew to generate more oxygen because that benefits all life. Life creates the conditions for more life. The science that brought you lake-weed poison-spray doesn’t recognize this. Aquatic Control Technology sprayed the lake.
In life, as in the lake, more oxygen equals more life. Low oxygen leads to more “plagues.” Are we going to spray the next low-oxygen weed or bacteria that try to make more oxygen with even harsher chemicals? If so, we should all invest in herbicide stocks (joking). Herbicides work through a process I call “foundational asphyxiation.” They are amazing in their ability to change the conditions of existence with a flip of a sprayer switch. “He expired (died) in 12 hours after the initial ingestion.”(Toxnet government site) This is reference to drinking 40ml (half a cup) of Aquathnol Super K a common lake herbicide. This lake herbicide molecule – surprisingly simple – is a benzene ring (like PCB’s) that carries potassium. Potassium is essential for life but kills at higher concentrations. When it’s attached to a molecular rocket like a benzene ring, watch out! PCB’s have chlorines attached to them. The chlorine rocket effect is why they shut down life.
There is hope! If what we want is a more beautifully balanced lake to swim in, all we need to do is understand Nature. If we work in the opposite direction of herbicides by improving the conditions of existence that all living things appreciate, then we co-create a garden of Eden – or a lake without weeds. There is even a machine that vibrates at an atomic frequency that increases oxygen. It is 1000’s of times more efficient than manual bubbling of oxygen at increasing dissolved oxygen levels. The oxygen “music” creates oxygen out of locked up oxygen abundant in the water but not functional. As oxygen levels increase muck and lake weeds disappear.
Increasing the balance for all life is called co-creation. Lawns, ticks and lyme disease, mental illness, cancer or any “plague” can become a savoir once the natural balance that is needed is understood.