- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 14, 2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Water regulators plan to allow a lake in Northern California to fill to the brim this winter for the first time since using chemicals to kill off non-native fish.

The Sacramento Bee reports (https://bit.ly/2hli5sQ ) that the Department of Water Resources lowered Lake Davis in the 1990s to prevent storms from washing predatory northern pike into the waterways below the dam, where they could kill native fish.

State fisheries in 2007 used a chemical to kill the fish in the 84,000 acre foot reservoir near Portola and the lake was kept low as a precaution. A similar treatment was conducted in 1997, but pike were found in the reservoir two years later.

The reservoir is formed by a dam on Big Grizzly Creek and the lake provides drinking water to Portola.

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Information from: The Sacramento Bee, https://www.sacbee.com


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