MAYVILLE, N.Y. Lawmakers in a western New York county have decided to
spend thousands of dollars to clean up a smelly situation.
Thousands of carp have died over the past week in Chautauqua Lake, a
popular tourist spot in New York’s far southwest corner south of
Officials say the carp died from a fish virus that isn’t harmful to
humans. The rotting fish have county lawmakers worried that the smell
will drive away tourists just as the summer season is about to kick in.
Earlier this week, Chautauqua County lawmakers approved an emergency
resolution to spend 30-thousand dollars to clean up the dead fish. The
plan calls for the dead fish to be collected and buried in the county
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