Lael Will

Grass Carp Movement and Persistence in Felsenthal Reservoir, Arkansas

Excessive coverage of aquatic vegetation has reduced aesthetic quality and recreational value in Felsenthal Reservoir, Arkansas. A large portion of the 6,000-ha impoundment of the Ouachita River, located within the Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge, is covered by dense aquatic vegetation. Grass carp are commonly used to control aquatic vegetation in closed systems, but results of stocking grass carp for vegetation control in open systems is less certain. Radio transmitters were implanted in 48 adult triploid grass carp. Grass carp were released in the reservoir during fall 2006. Radio...