- Associated Press - Saturday, January 31, 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska Game and Parks officials will elimination the fish population in Independence Landing pond in Seward next week as part of a renovation project.

The chemical rotenone will be applied Monday and Tuesday to kill the fish in the two-acre pond. The goal is to remove unwanted fish species, such as carp and bullhead, which entered the pond through flooding of the Big Blue River last year.

These fish species are undesirable because they disturb pond sediments, displace and destroy aquatic vegetation and take up space and resources that could be used by desirable species.

The pond will be restocked beginning in the spring with largemouth bass, bluegill and channel catfish. Rainbow trout will be stocked for winter fishing.

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