New study finds high levels of mercury in fish in California lakes and reservoirs

By May 25, 2010Got Mercury?

A new survey released  by the California State Water Resources Control Board found high levels of mercury in fish in 272 lakes and reservoirs.


Almaden Lake, a popular San Jose city park has fish with the highest concentrations of mercury contamination in California, according to the study.

Statewide, 21 percent of the 272 lakes tested in the study had fish averaging above the 0.44 parts per million level.

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