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FWP Recommends Draining Lake Elmo to Eradicate Invasive Clams


October 28, 2020

The Lake Elmo shoreline is dry for the winter after the water level was lowered by two to three feet to expose, freeze and kill and any invasive Asian clams near the lake's edge.

BILLINGS – Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has recommended that it drain Lake Elmo in Billings Heights next year to eradicate invasive Asian clams found there in 2019.

FWP fisheries biologists and managers have completed a draft environmental assessment on plans to address the invasive clams. The document also lists plans to improve fish habitat and add state park amenities while the lake is dry.

People are encouraged to comment on the draft environmental assessment and its recommendations by Nov. 18, 2020.

Asian clams were found in Lake Elmo in 2019 by FWP employees training to search l...

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