Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Large Number Of Dead Carp Reported At Kensington Metropark - 20th June 2011

A large number of carp have died at Kent Lake in Kensington Metropark. Kensington is part of the Huron-Clinton Metropark system and park patrons and local listeners have reported seeing large numbers of dead carp floating in the water and all over the shores.

Officials tell WHMI that they are working with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources on the issue. Communication Specialist Denise Semion says the fish kill could be from spawning stress and a rapid rise in water temperature or from other causes, such a virus that affects mostly carp.

Semion says they will be meeting with the DNR and will provide more information once that happens but in the meantime, visitors may see dead carp in the lake. Source