Thousands of dead fish wash ashore at Utah reservoir
OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Thousands of dead fish have washed ashore at a reservoir in northern Utah this summer.
The Standard-Examiner reports biologists with Utah Division of Wildlife Resources have noticed a massive die-off of fish at Pineview Reservoir in Weber County.
Many of the fish were young black crappies. Black crappies are freshwater fish that like to live in flooded vegetation.
DWR aquatic biologist Chris Penne said the fish have likely died from overpopulation, hotter temperatures and receding water levels.
He said dropping water levels have forced the fish into shallow water along the shoreline where they become “stressed and crowded.”
There was a similar die-off of fish at Pineview last year that had affected hundreds of fish.
Penne said the fish will likely continue to die if temperatures stay hot in Utah.
Information from: Standard-Examiner, http://www.standard.net
Today’s Top Stories
- Man in custody after hours of negotiation in Orem home
- Chance of thunderstorms Thursday could affect BYU game
- Hurricane Ian weakens to Category 3 after making landfall in Florida, but officials warn the…
- Researchers using dirty diapers to develop new autism test
- American Leadership Academy responds to homecoming incident
- Former KSL NewsRadio talk show host in the path of Hurricane Ian
- At Alpine school board meeting, Natalie Cline claims district allows porn in classrooms
- How facial plastic surgery and skincare are joining forces
- Controversial homecoming dress code ends in protest
- Federal, state authorities warn of return of missed jury duty, outstanding warrant scam