Ecological impact of ruptured Tempe Town Lake dam could last for years

While it might look like easy pickings, officials with both Tempe and Game and Fish are encouraging people to avoid fishing at the lake right now.

Another issue with the drained lake is the possibility that the standing water will attract mosquitoes infected with the West Nile virus. It was announced earlier this month that the virus has killed one person; nearly a dozen more — mostly in the East Valley — have tested positive for it.

via Ecological impact of ruptured Tempe Town Lake dam could last for years |azfamily.com|Phoenix News.

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