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.