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DEQ Issues Fish Consumption Advisories For 32 Oklahoma Lakes

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The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality has announced several state lakes contain fish with high levels of mercury.

"While the (DEQ) recognizes that fish is an important part of a healthy diet, the agency is issuing fish consumption advisories for mercury on some lakes," a statement said.

According to the agency, there are currently 32 Oklahoma lakes where some species of fish contain levels of mercury above what is considered safe for unlimited consumption.

The lakes in Oklahoma with fish consumption advisories pertaining to the amount of mercury in the fish are:

• Atoka Lake

• Boomer Lake

• Broken Bow Reservoir

• Canton Lake

• Carlton Lake

• Cedar Lake

• Clayton Lake

• Coalgate City Lake

• Draper Lake

• Dripping Springs Lake

• Elmer Thomas Lake

• Ft. Supply Reservoir

• Hugo Lake

• Kaw Reservoir

• Lake Carl Albert

• Lake Carl Blackwell

• Lake Eufaula

• Lake Heyburn

• Lake Nanih Waiya

• Lake Ozzie Cobb

• Lake Talawanda #2

• Lake Wayne Wallace

• Lloyd Church Lake

• McAlester City Lake

• McGee Creek Reservoir

• Pine Creek Reservoir

• Quanah Parker Lake

• Rush Lake

• Sardis Lake

• Schooler Lake

• Skiatook Lake

• Wister Lake

The consumption advisories are the result of testing done by DEQ with the cooperation of the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.

Each of the above listed lakes has recommendations specific to that lake. For detailed information on the advisories and testing, please click here.

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