DEAD CARP WASH UP ON LAKE MOHAVE BEACHES
Contact: Andrew S. Muñoz, 702-293-8691
LAS VEGAS - The National Park Service is advising Memorial Day visitors to Lake Mohave to expect an unpleasant odor and to see dead carp on beaches. Biologists from the National Park Service, Nevada Department of Wildlife and Arizona Game and Fish Department are looking into the cause.
There are no known human heath risks associated with the suspected cause of the carp deaths. However, as a precaution the National Park Service is advising visitors to avoid handling the dead fish.
Biologists have collected specimens for testing. Test results are due back next week.
There haven't been any reports of carp deaths in Lake Mead or other fish species being affected.
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Did You Know?
Long and narrow, Lake Mohave in Lake Mead National Recreation Area retains much of the feeling of the Colorado River. Between the confining walls of Black Canyon, Lake Mohave is not much wider than the Colorado River was when it flowed freely.