WEBB CITY, MO.--- The EPA took clay out of the bottom of Paradise Lake at King Jack Park in efforts to rid mining contamination. That caused water levels in the lake to drop. Webb City Parks and Recreation Director Tom Reeder says crews worked Friday morning and today to try and save as many fish as possible. Reeder says the park is looking to make Paradise Lake bigger to better sustain fish life.
"We are trying to eliminate that problem. We don't want to dry up. We're hoping to a pond that's about, anywhere from 12 to 18 feet deep, when the EPA is done with their project," said Tom Reeder, Webb City Parks and Recreation Director.
Reeder says crews were able to save more than 200 fish, which were taken to the two other park lakes.
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