Comment: As an avid fisherman,

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As an avid fisherman,

hunter and conservationist I'm always looking for articles like this one. Thanks for the post. With a several year drought covering a lot of the country unfortunately we will be seeing more of these fish die-off stories. This one doesn't seem to be exactly drought caused, but when water levels are low lots of problems can occur. Fish get concentrated and use up available oxygen, water temperatures rise which further depletes oxygen levels and causes faster evaporation and more water loss. Plants can die from overheated water, rotting in the water they produce massive amounts of C02 and methane gas which displaces oxygen from the water column. Low water levels also are breeding grounds for all sorts of bacteria, parasites and harmful insects. Here in Kansas we are having huge numbers of deer die from blue-tongue disease which is caused from a mite that thrives in low-stagnant water conditions. Drought is a bad deal all the way around.

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