Updated: May 18, 2021
We are excited to announce the 2021 Moses Lake Carp Classic will be held on Saturday, May 22nd.
For those of you not familiar, you might be wondering, why is removing carp in Moses Lake so important? We checked in with Elliott Delong, a resource technician with the Grant County Conservation District (GCCD) to learn more.
"Moses Lake has a large legacy load of phosphorus trapped in lake sediments. Carp tend to feed on the bottom resulting in phosphorus in the sediment being re-exposed to the environment. Fewer carp mean less bottom disturbance, less phosphorus back into the environment." - Elliott Delong, GCCD
Phosphorus is the key nutrient that determines blue-green algae growth. While natural sources occur locally, artificial sources such as lawn fertilizer and organic waste and increased disturbance by carp can contribute to the nutrients available for increased algae growth.
To learn more about carp and what you can do to help keep Moses Lake clean, see GCCD's brochure here and available around town at local businesses.
2021 Moses Lake Carp Classic
For more information on the 2021 Moses Lake Carp Classic, please see the official tournament flyer and sponsors below. For questions, please contact Ty Swartout directly at (206) 459-2342 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to the sponsors listed, the tournament coordinators would like to thank the Moses Lake Irrigation & Rehabilitation District (MLIRD) for the use of Connelly Park and the WA Bowfishing Association for their support.