June 2007

Letter to the Editor

At Parker Canyon Lake There Are Mercury Warnings


A citizen from the Tucson area alerted me to this in the writeup for Parker Canyon Lake on your Web site: “They are also one of the tastiest fish I know of, and since there are no mercury warnings at Parker Canyon, you can eat the fish you catch there.”

Please be advised that there has been a fish advisory for mercury on Parker Canyon Lake since 2002. See: http://www.azdeq.gov/environ/water/assessment/download/fish0305.pdf

Sam Rector
Aquatic Ecology and Toxicology
Arizona Department of Environmental Quality