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FWP anticipates area ponds may have some winterkill

 

April 19, 2018

Courtesy Fish, Wildlife and Parks

Even with a windmill aeration system, the combination of low water levels, lots of aquatic vegetation and heavy snow cover can lead to low winter dissolved oxygen levels and ultimately to dead fish.

Fish, Wildlife and Parks

It has been a winter for the books in Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 6. After the summer of 2017 that was plagued by record drought conditions, the 2017-2018 winter will go down as the second-snowiest - so far - winter on record in Havre with 92.5 inches and the third-snowiest on record in Glasgow - with 63.2 inches - as of April 9. In addition, the month of February was the coldest on record since 1979, according to the National Weather Service. As we are finally moving into spring, many folks are wondering how a winter like this may affect small pond f...



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