Beal Park Lake in Midland Stocked with Rainbow Trout

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - More than 3,000 rainbow trout are swimming around at Beal Park Lake.

The fish were originally meant for C.J. Kelly Park, but the copper levels in that pond were too high.

Texas Parks and Wildlife officials tell NewsWest 9, golden algae is to blame for the high copper levels.

The algae gives off a toxin that kills off fish.

Both ponds are treated for the algae, but the copper levels were still too high at C.J. Kelly Park.

The rainbow trout were added to Beal Lake on Wednesday.