Wednesday, September 26, 2007

And Here We Go Again

The poisoning of Lake Davis begins again, and you really have to feel sympathy for the folks who live there and who are just trying to make a living and raise their families.

State begins new Lake Davis fish kill
Poisoning aims to rid waters of invasive northern pike
By Jane Braxton Little - Bee Correspondent
Published 12:00 am PDT Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Just past dawn Tuesday, Lake Davis was serene, with mist rising in faint wisps from a glassy surface.

By noon it was roiling with dead fish.

A $16.7 million poisoning project devised by the California Department of Fish and Game was already getting the results officials hoped for.

Designed to protect water bodies throughout the state from non-native northern pike, the project is planned to release 16,000 gallons of chemicals into the Plumas County reservoir by tonight. Along with the invasive pike, a voracious species native to the Midwest, the chemicals will kill all other fish in Lake Davis.