DNR reports invasive carp found in Clay County, Iowa
Spirit Lake, Iowa (AP) – State environmental officials say
invasive carp species have been found in a Clay County lake.
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources say bighead carp and
silver carp were found in Elk Lake by commercial fisherman hired to
remove rough fish, such as common carp, from the northern Iowa
Officials with the DNR say the invasive fish likely traveled
past barriers on the Little Sioux River and into the lake because
of flooding on the Missouri River. They say the fish have invaded
the Missouri River recently and likely traveled from the river into
the Little Sioux and over dams that would have normally prevented
DNR personnel also caught two bighead carp in East Lake Okoboji
last month while conducting routine sampling.