In 2014, the PSLWLD will continue with standard seining attempts in Spring Lake, while focusing on using new research from Dr. Peter Sorenson, a professor from the University of Minnesota, to estimate carp populations with electrofishing in Spring and Arctic Lakes. Based on the results, in 2015 the District may choose to either 1) continue seining and sampling populations; 2) begin radio tagging fish to improve the effectiveness of carp seining; or 3) for smaller lakes, consider working with the DNR on applying rotenone and restocking the lake, while installing fish exclusion barriers. Additionally, in 2015 the District will contract for electrofishing population estimates in Prior and Fish Lakes.
If all goes according to plan, the PLSLWD lakes will continue to make strides toward water quality improvement and habitat creation for native fish and plant species. Contact District staff if you have any questions or comments about the plan.