Dubuque (KWWL) -- The City of Dubuque Public Works Department will start spraying weed control Monday in various areas of the city's flood control system (U.S. Senator John C. Culver Floodwall).
Sprayers will start on the area of clean stone on the land side of the levee south of the lock and dam.
They will continue to work south, and then move to the rip-rap on the river side.
Signs along the flood control system will show the area being sprayed.
Crews expect the land side of the levee to be completed by Thursday, July 2.
They expect the rip-rap on the river side to be done by Friday, July 31.
The Public Works Department cautions people to keep their children and pets out of direct contact with sprayed weeds for 24 hours after they are sprayed.
This work is in accordance to the United States Army Corps of Engineers Engineering Technical Letter.
It requires the removal of unacceptable growth within the "Vegetation-Free Zone."
This applies to all vegetation except for grass.