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    • LNM: Midge Barge Positioned, St. Johns River, FL

      A midge is a blind mosquito and cruisers anchoring in the area will be grateful for this brightly lighted barge. Another midge barge was successfully anchored here last Spring, but if you find yourself cruising the St Johns after dark (definitely not a good idea), this would be startling to encounter.



      Volusia County Mosquito Control has deployed a barge located approximately 300ft off Stone Island in Lake Monroe, in the approximate position 28-51-13.2N / 081-14-44.6W (28°51.2200N / 081°14.7433W, 28.853667 / -81.245722) . The barge lies in about two feet of water and is located in an idle zone and has a center mast mooring light. The barge is a decoy lighting source to keep aquatic midges (blind mosquitoes) away from residences on the shoreline through the use of four solar-powered
      lights shining on 4×8 panels. The decoy light is on from sunset to 3:00 am. For additional information, contact Volusia County Mosquito Control at (386) 424-2920.

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