In 2011, when we asked our lake-management-plan consultant what our lake water quality would be if all of our watershed erosion-control issues were solved and the only thing coming into our lake were Evian spring water, he said that it wouldn’t be much better. This was due to the massive amount of carp in our lake. Carp are bottom-feeders and disrupt the lake’s ecosystem. To be successful in cleaning up our lake, we need to reduce the number of carp in it, and we are making progress. Here are some items related to our carp-reduction efforts:
Here are the numbers for our 2017 seining events
Total – 197,000 lbs of rough fish removed!
This was by far the largest removal event since 2011, which is when we started keeping statistics. Although this is a large number, it constitutes only ~25% of the rough fish in the lake, so there is still a lot of work to be done.
- November 2015: Carp Project update
- June 2015: Carp project update
- May 13th: Second carp-location map
May 2015: First carp-location map
- April 2015: Carp project update
- January 2015: Carp project summary
- Spring 2014: Carp project summary
- February 2013: Carp project summary
- July 2011: Carp control plan
January 2010 : 2010 Seining Report