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Public Information Meeting to Be Held On Carp Removal and Fish Restoration of Mud Lake in the Town of Roxbury

For more information contact:

Pete Jopke, Water Resources Planner, (608) 224-3733 Nathan Nye, Poynette Area Fisheries Biologist, (608) 635-8122
Email: jopke@countyofdane.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 9/2/2016

Issued By: Land & Water Resources Department
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Public Information Meeting to Be Held On Carp Removal and Fish Restoration of Mud Lake in the Town of Roxbury
 

Dane County Land and Water Resources Department in cooperation with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will host a public information meeting on plans to remove carp and restore the fishery of Mud Lake in the Town of Roxbury. 

The meeting will be held on Wednesday September 21, 2016 from 7:00-8:30p.m. at the Roxbury Town Hall 7161 Kippley Road, Roxbury, WI.

 

Consistent with recommendations made in the 2014 Fish, Crystal and Mud Lakes Management Plan, Mud Lake will receive a rotenone treatment in the winter of 2017 to reduce common carp populations.  Carp have negatively impacted the aquatic plant community, which has resulted in poor water quality conditions with common blue green algal blooms.

 

Dane County Parks and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Fisheries staff has been monitoring Mud Lake the past four years and plan to treat Mud Lake with rotenone in the winter of 2017. The treatment will take 2-3 days to complete.  Rotenone is a botanical pesticide that has a long history of proven effectiveness in rehabilitating shallow lakes.  Additional information on restoring the fishery and long-term management will also be discussed.

 

For further information about the upcoming meeting, please contact Pete Jopke, Water Resources Planner, Dane County Land and Water Resources Department, 608-224-3733  jopke@countyofdane.com or Nathan Nye, Poynette Area Fisheries Biologist, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources 608- 635-8122 Nathan.Nye@wisconsin.gov

 

 

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