CREWS WILL KILL, RESTOCK FISH IN COLUMBUS LAKE

Posted 3 months ago

By Corey Sorenson

Google Maps_Columbus NECOLUMBUS, Neb. (AP) — Crews plan to kill the fish in a Columbus lake that has become overrun with carp.

The Columbus Telegram reports the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission plans to kill the fish in Hospital Lake on August 25th. After city crews remove the dead fish, the lake will be restocked with fish.

The city has owned the lake since 2005.

Game and Parks Commission regional fisheries manager Jeff Schuckman says for several years, the lake’s clear water teemed with bass, bluegill and other fish.

But carp infiltrated the lake in the last few years and have destroyed vegetation on the lake bottom, muddying the water and choking out other species.

The carp may have entered during a high-water event, or someone might have placed the fish in the lake.