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Keokee Lake Liming Completed

One hundred tons of limestone dust was distributed into Keokee Lake on April 12-13, 2011 in order to increase the lake's alkalinity. This is the first step toward improving the productivity of the lake. The next step will be applying fertilizer to the lake. Fertilizer application will begin later this spring. The liming and fertilization process should boost productivity and increase growth rates for fish. Plankton will be the first to benefit from the input of nutrients through fertilization. Small fish will then eat the plankton and larger fish will eat the small fish. So, the process should benefit both sunfish (that eat plankton) and largemouth bass that eat the sunfish.