- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 1, 2014

POWELL, Wyo. (AP) - Wildlife managers say 100 to 200 fish were found dead in Horseshoe Reservoir at Yellowtail Wildlife Management Area, probably because of the cold winter.

The Powell Tribune reports the bass, sunfish and trout were found last week.

Brad Welch, hatchery supervisor at Tillett Springs Rearing Station, says many others survived.

The hatchery is about 17 miles northeast of Lovell and raises the rainbow trout stocked in a pond.

Welch says heavy layers of ice and snow prevented sunlight from reaching the plants in the pond, and when the plants decomposed, the fish died due to lack of oxygen in the water.

Pat Long, senior fish culturist at the hatchery, says winter kill is a natural occurrence. He says Renner Reservoir near Ten Sleep also had fish kill.


Information from: Powell (Wyo.) Tribune, https://www.powelltribune.com

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide