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By Paul Delaney
Staff Reporter 

West Medical gets fish treatment

Rotenone will be used to remove invasive fish, restore trout fishery for 2019


Last updated 6/14/2018 at 1:13pm

Paul Delaney

West Medical Lake is scheduled to receive a treatment of rotenone this October to rid it of goldfish and restore a healthy trout fishery.

(Editor's Note: This is part one of a two-part series on the planned treatment to remove an invasive population of goldfish in West Medical Lake.)

A Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) proposal to treat West Medical Lake, plus portions of two other streams in the eastern part of the state to restore trout fisheries will proceed.

The planned treatment this fall will seek to rid West Medical of pesky goldfish and portions of Smalle Creek and Highline Creek in Pend Oreille County of non-native eastern brook trout and restore native westslope cutthroat.

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