From a large hole in the ice, a small crane with an attached net scooped up a heaping pile of carp from Lake Riley in Eden Prairie. Professor Peter Sorenson from the University of Minnesota, along with commercial fishermen, conducted a study and removal of carp from the lake. Since the carp are bottom-feeding fish, they stir up a lot of silt and sediment, changing the water quality. The researchers will test how the removal of carp from the lake will make a difference in the quality of the water.
Read more on water quality and eating fish from Minnesota lakes from MinnPost.