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City restocks Greenfield Lake with carp to manage water quality

The City of Wilmington has re-stocked Greenfield Lake with 560 sterile grass carp to help manage the water quality in the lake. Stormwater runoff that flows into the lake causes constant algae growth. The polluted runoff, mostly from wildlife and pet waste, fertilizers and yard waste, comes from the densely populated, 2,500-acre Greenfield Lake Watershed that includes a lot of paved surfaces such as parking lots and roads where rainwater can’t be absorbed into the ground. The …

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