Fish restocking continues Thursday on Lake Bowen, Reservoir #1

October 17, 2018

Fish restocking efforts continue on Lake Bowen and Reservoir #1 Thursday, October 18, officials from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources have announced.

Thursday’s release of approximately 100,000 red ear sunfish, 50,000 per location, signals the next step in SCDNR’s partnership with Spartanburg Water to replenish the lakes. Last May, more than 200,000 fish, primarily bluegill, more commonly known as bream, died in both Lake Bowen and Municipal Reservoir #1.

This is the second release by SCDNR in the last 10 days, Spartanburg Water officials said. 85,000 bluegill were released into Lake Bowen on October 8 by SCDNR.

“We’re pleased the restocking is continuing," said Ken Tuck, Spartanburg Water’s Director of Water Treatment. The restocking will not have an impact on any recreation planned for Thursday, Tuck said.