The Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife announced that they will be reclaiming Water Dog Reservoir on the Grand Mesa from a population of White Suckers. Officials speculate the white suckers were introduced to the reservoir being used as live bait, and they displaced the rainbow trout. Live Bait is banned in all waters west of the Continental Divide, with the exception of the Navajo Reservoir. CPW will be using a plant-based toxin in the reservoir to eliminate the fish. The toxin poses no danger to humans or other wildlife, but even so, water will not be released until it is completely detoxified. The reservoir has been drawn down to nearly half its full capacity for the project which starts next week. CPW officials are telling all anglers and others to stay away from the lake during the process, which will be complete in October. They will allow the killed fish to naturally decompose to recycle important nutrients into the lake. Next spring, they will re-introduce rainbow trout for fishermen.