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Diamond Lake Chub

OPB | March 20, 2008 1:30 p.m.

State biologists conduct a survey to see if their dramatic and expensive attack on the invasive tui chubb has been successful. Introduced to the lake in the 1980’s, this non-native bait fish had taken over the lake and ruined the habitat for the native trout. In a drastic effort to fight back, officials use a poison called rotenone to wipe out fish life to allow the lake to start over from scratch.

First Broadcast: 2008
Producer: Vince Patton
Videographer/Editor: Michael Bendixen
Video courtesy of: Oregon Dept. of Fish & Wildlife

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