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Fish kill occurs in Beaver Creek below Bear Paw Dam


September 10, 2018

Staff and wire report

  Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks reported that algae clogging the outlet at Bear Paw Dam led to the death of hundreds of fish in a stretch of Beaver Creek over Labor Day weekend.

“This was an unfortunate event and could have been worse if the low stream conditions hadn’t been reported and proper action taken,” Cody Nagel, Havre fisheries biologist, said in a release about the fish kill. “We will continue to monitor fish populations in the Beaver Creek drainage and do our best to manage this popular fishery.”

FWP fisheries personnel estimate that several...

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