Invasive carp are netted from a lake during a winter seine. The PLSLWD has conducted carp removal events in Prior Lake and Spring Lake this winter to improve the water quality.

The Prior Lake-Spring Lake Watershed District continued its carp removal efforts with the removal of 7,500 pounds of the invasive species from Spring Lake on Feb. 18 and an additional 3,000 pounds from Upper Prior Lake on Feb. 23.

The removals are carried out by the PLSLWD, consulting company WSB & Associates and area commercial fishermen. The Spring Lake seine, or the netting and removal of carp, was conducted on the northwest corner of the lake near Sailer’s Greenhouse, which Water Resources Technician Jeff Anderson said went well.