For the past two weeks, people have reported dead fish floating on the Echternach lake.

The concerned fish are silver carp and seem to have died of natural causes. The Water Management Authority does not believe that pollution has anything to do with it, but they have dispatched a team to the Echternach lake to collect samples.

There are several theories as to why the fish died. Lack of food or bacterial problems, caused by a mild winter, are considered potential explanations. However, certainty can only be gained from the results of the respective analyses.

Silver carp are non-indigenous animals. They were introduced to the Echternach lake in the 1970s and 1980s. At present, construction work is underway to make parts of the Echternach lake accessible to swimmers.