Robbinsdale Water Specialists Work to Remove Carp From Crystal Lake
Water resources specialists with the city of Robbinsdale were out on Crystal Lake Friday morning removing carp from the water.
Environmental scientists say carp are an invasive species of fish which feed on the bottom of the lake – stirring up sediment and causing water quality problems.
Experts are removing the fish by nets using corn as bait.
“The faster you get them out and the more you get them out, the better impact it has on the lake, and the better chance for the native population of fish and just the natural ecosystem of the lake,” said Environmental Scientist Jordan Wein.
City water specialists say they pulled 4,000 carp from the water last year.
Crews will continue working on this project in the summer.