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Diamond Lake fish face eradication

 
Sunday, November 21, 2004
 

Umpqua National Forest Supervisor Jim Caplan will decide in December on whether to use the chemical rotenone to rid Diamond Lake of thousands of invasive tui chub.

The once pristine lake has been plagued for the past several years with a declining recreational fishery, algae blooms, poor water quality and millions of unwanted tui chub.

The eradication will help improve water quality and fishing at the lake, said Kathy Fletcher, a spokeswoman with the national forest.

A work group has studied alternatives to ridding the lake of the chub for several years. The group has completed the final environmental impact statement evaluating the alternatives. Caplan prefers the rotenone approach.

The environmental review should be available on the Umpqua National Forest Web site this week at: http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/umpqua/.

People can comment on the review between Dec. 1 and Dec. 14 by calling Sherri Chambers at the North Umpqua Ranger District, 541-496-3532, or by writing her at 18782 North Umpqua Highway, Glide, Ore., 97443. -- Alice Tallmadge



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