Massive fish kill may be used to revitalize South Dakota's Lake Yankton

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Posted: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 12:00 am

YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — Wildlife officials are considering killing off all the fish in Lake Yankton in southeastern South Dakota to remove an unwanted population of undesirable species such as carp and smallmouth and largemouth buffalo.

Flooding two years ago caused Missouri River water to backfill into the lake and led to an increasing number of the invasive species. Officials in South Dakota and Nebraska are worried about game fish such as bass, bluegill, catfish and walleye being crowded out.

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