Loading

30°F

29°F

32°F

27°F

31°F

31°F

32°F

31°F

31°F

30°F

31°F

32°F
NEWS STORIES

Winter kill seen on some lakesSubmitted: 04/11/2014
Story By Associated Press

MADISON - Even while protected by a layer of ice, fish felt the effects of a hard winter.

The DNR warns you might see some dead fish washing ashore when you head down to the dock this spring.

Die-offs are an ordinary part of the season.

Over the winter ice and snow blocks sunlight from reaching underwater plants.

The plants in turn stop producing oxygen and that is unfortunate for the fish.

This past winter the DNR documented 18 fish kills.

Thankfully it is rare for lakes to see a total winterkill.

Fish often seek out tributaries or springs where oxygen levels are higher.

But 3 feet of ice still covers many northern lakes.

And a fresh snow fall can make things even darker underwater.

That could lead to larger die-offs.

DNR officials are asking anyone who happens to see a winterkill to contact the agency.

(Copyright 2014 Associated Press - All Rights Reserved)


Text Size: + Increase | Decrease -
Print Story | Email Story
Sponsored in part by HodagSports.com





 IN OTHER NEWS

Play Video

TOMAHAWK - It might not seem like spring yet.

But some people in Tomahawk spent Saturday preparing for when they can start fishing again.

They did that today by taking a class at Treehaven.

They learned how to tie their own flies to use for fly fishing.

"Everyone gets excited this time of year when the snow starts to melt, you start to see some open water and what better way to prepare by tying flies and start the fishing off with a good full box of flies," says class instructor Austin Noring.

+ Read More

Play Video

RHINELANDER - Local businesses will do a lot to prepare for Saturday's Badger game, including buying extra supplies and getting ready to serve more customers.

+ Read More

Play Video

TOMAHAWK - The Tomahawk Elementary School hosted its first spring carnival this year. Our Sister's House, a homeless shelter being built in Tomahawk, organized the event.

"We decided to do kind of a fun theme just to kind of get our name out there a little bit, and involve the public. So we decided to do a mini carnival," said Our Sister's House President Bernice Duchac.

The event kicks off spring break, and kids seemed to think it was a great start to their break.

+ Read More

WOOD COUNTY - A two-car crash in Wood County hurt six people Saturday afternoon.

The crash happened at the intersection of County Highways B and X in the township of Wood.

+ Read More

VILAS COUNTY - A fire destroyed a Vilas County house on Saturday.

+ Read More

MADISON - The Wisconsin Supreme Court has canceled oral arguments it planned to hold next month on three cases related to the secret investigation into Gov. Scott Walker's 2012 recall campaign.

+ Read More

PHILLIPS - The Badger basketball team won't be the only ones hoping for a championship win. Two girls at Phillips Middle School are on their way to earn a different title.

+ Read More
+ More General News
Search: 




Click Here