We recently received this question:
“Does anyone know why there are so many dead fish on the beach at Washoe Lake?”
We received this info from State Parks:
“According to the fisheries biologist from the Department of Wildife the fish are dying off due to the low lake levels and warm water temperatures. The fish are basically oxygen starved. Wildlife says there are too many fish competing for oxygen in too small a space. The small fish on the beach are Sacramento Perch. We are trying to pick the dead ones up the birds don’t eat and dispose of them.”
Washoe Lake (State Park)
I suspect as the lake evaporates, this will continue- ed.