Cross Creek Tussock Update
Cross Creek, FL -- It turns out, they aren't in the clear just yet. Those tussocks that have blocked entry into Orange and Lochloosa Lakes have not been completely removed.
There are machines on the lakes chopping up the islands of vegetation.
But the owners of Twin Lakes Fish Camp, Jeff and Michelle Septer, say there is one tussock that is not included in the grid to be destroyed and they're worried that one tussock may work it's way over to Cross Creek and prevent their customers from being able to take their boats onto the lakes and fish.
They also say boaters can't make their way onto Orange Lake to fish.
"It's not hurting us at all, except for the people who want to come in here and fish in Orange Lake, they can't get out there and fish, so we're pretty much stuck to just fishing in Lochloosa right now," said Jeff Septer.
Monday was the third day a cookie cutter was brought out to shred the tussocks and the owners of Twin Lakes Fish Camp say they lost about $200 in business over the 4th of July holiday.
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