How to decrease the geese?
Canada geese waddle about Lake Camache's south shore on Tuesday. Parts of Lake Camanche have been restricted due to high levels of goose feces in the water. (DAN EVANS/NEWS-SENTINEL)
- Geese at a glance
Geese lay five eggs in an average clutch.
The eggs are incubated for almost a month.
Geese are flightless from mid-June to early July.
There were an estimated 3.6 million resident Canada geese in North America in 2008.
— Source: United States Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services
Posted: Thursday, August 5, 2010 12:00 am
A beach at Camanche Reservoir reopened this week after the East Bay Municipal Utility District shut it down because fecal matter from geese had polluted the water.
Also this week, utility officials said a project to reduce the goose population at the lake by oiling eggs has been completed and they are hopeful it will be successful.
Thursday, August 5, 2010 12:00 am.