Photo Credit: USFWS
Caption: Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge will be temporarily closing the northern culvert on both sides of Highway 94 to fishing and crabbing in order to pilot an invasive carp removal project. This project supports the Lake Mattamuskeet Watershed Restoration Plan to address the poor water quality of the lake. Carp removal, along with other actions to reduce the amount of nutrients entering the lake, will improve the overall health of the lake, including increasing water quality and clarity.
The Lake Mattamuskeet Watershed Restoration Plan was developed through a partnership between Hyde County, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.