There was an increase from 12 surface acres mapped on 3/23/2018 to 18 surface acres mapped this year on 2/25/2020 of Submersed Aquatic Vegetation (SAV) in Little Bear Lake. Also, the biovolume (amount of plants taking up space in the lake) increased from 31% to 46% respectively. 42 carp were introduced into Little Bear Lake in June of 2018. As you can see from the growth in the Biobase maps shown from 2018 to 2020, the 42 carp were not effective and a possible high mortality rate occurred as the size of the carp were small. In 2020, Little Bear Lake was permitted for an additional 84 triploid grass carp and this time larger fish were delivered. Thanks to John Brownlow for arranging for these nice carp, the support of the Little Bear Lake residents and the BLPA for the purchase.

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