Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool to be drained after 80 ducks die

Reflecting pool will be drained after parasite kills ducklings

In this August 28, 2013 photo, people gather around the reflecting pool, looking toward the Washington Monument, near the Lincoln Memorial in Washington.

A parasite in the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool has killed 80 ducklings. It could be related to the recent spell of hot weather, or the fact that the pool was not drained and cleaned during the off-season this year, as has been done on the past.

The pool sits in front of the famous Lincoln Memorial and near the long, low, black wall of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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Chemical treatments can't kill the parasites and snails, so the Reflecting Pool must be drained and cleaned, according to an NPS statement obtained by The Washington Post.

The parasite is not risky to humans, the service said. On Tuesday, crews will begin cleaning the interior. "While the parasite's preferred host is the specific bird or mammal, if the parasite comes into contact with a swimmer, it burrows into the skin causing an allergic reaction and rash". It's not contagious and rarely requires medical treatment, but it's uncomfortable.

The pool is ubiquitous in tourist photos, and it also reflects the Washington Monument.

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