City Suffers Minor Fish Die Off, Issues Stage 1 Lake Watch Alert Seeking Community Support
Join us to prepare, preserve and protect Lake Elsinore.
The City of Lake Elsinore, in partnership with the Lake Elsinore & San Jacinto Watershed Authority, has announced a Stage 1 Lake Watch Alert to put everyone on high alert about the increased vulnerability for a fish die off in Lake Elsinore. Today, the City experienced a minor fish kill. City staff identified and removed approximately 600 to 1,000 lbs. of dead fish. A majority of which were large carp and threadfin shad.
Today’s minor fish kill is direct result of the low water levels due to the drought, the increasingly hot temperatures during the day and night, a fishery imbalance and declining dissolved oxygen levels for a sustained period of time. Current conditions are a direct threat to the vitality of the fishery and ecology of the lake.
As part of Stage 1, the City is asking our regional partners, businesses, community groups and residents to be engaged and prepared. The City is seeking your support and help should we suffer a major fish kill by signing up to help at www.lake-elsinore.org, www.mywatersheds.com or directly at https://docs.google.com/a/pepperdine.edu/forms/d/1s4ZI-MBgGWedP_2Pk1bQX4J2qlg0OOQ39DaiQk2HOJE/viewform?c=0&w=1.
Find out more about Lake Watch 2015 at http://www.mywatersheds.com/lake-watch-2015/.