Carp Exclusionary Zones


Written by Anthony Morelli

On May 29, 2019

Carp Exclusionary Zones Placed Around Lake:  Four yellow half circle enclosures have been strategically placed at different locations in Lake Holiday as Carp Exclusionary Zones.  These devices were Board-approved as part of the 2019 Princeton Hydro Contract.

The four locations were selected based on historical vegetation studies and the past abundance of native species in these areas.  The enclosure is basically an underwater fence that prohibits or excludes the grass carp from entering the protected area.  The goal of this phase of Princeton Hydro’s contract is to determine if vegetation (native or invasive) will return if we prevent the carp from continuing to eat vegetative root structures.

Princeton Hydro requests the community’s assistance in not disturbing these installations in order to ensure valid data collection.  Princeton Hydro has marked the top of each enclosure with the following:

Princeton Hydro Survey in Progress
Do Not Disturb

The four Carp Exclusionary Zone enclosures were placed on May 28th, 2019.   Floating Wetland Islands will be installed during early-to-mid June, contingent on weather.

Shown are how the four Carp Exclusionary Zones placed around Lake Holiday by Princeton Hydro will appear to passers-by; please do not disturb these study areas in any way.  They are just one of several critical steps to improving and maintaining our lake’s overall health.

by Jon Reedy, Lake Committee Co-Chairman

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