Officials with the Grant County Conservation District (GCCD) say the fish nets will be out in hopes of capturing up to 1,500 pounds of fish this week.
The catch won’t be converted to cash, but will be used to study the lake’s invasive carp population. Researchers with the conservation district say carp are the key contributors to toxic algae blooms on the lake and it’s critical that they be studied and removed to curtail bloom activity. The Moses Lake Watershed Council and GCCD reports that Moses Lake retains a large amount of phosphorus within the sediments along the lake bottom, which is one of the main components needed by blue-green algae to grow.
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