Sailboats and sparkling water are some of the things you expect to see when visiting Lake Harriet and Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis. But when the wind shifts the right way, you get a whiff of something that’s not so pleasant.
It’s a smell that comes with warmer temperatures and increased algae in the water. It’s also something you can see: dead fish floating on all the lakes in Minnesota. The experts call it a “fish kill,” and it has many wondering is the water safe. Dawn Summers of Minneapolis Park and Recreation says that this is a common occurrence.
The spring weather brought with it something pretty unsightly near St. Paul. Hundreds of fish recently died in Beaver Lake, and many of them ended up all along the shoreline.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says high temperatures may be contributing to fish kills in lakes around the state.
Wildlife researchers in northern Ohio want to know what’s killing thousands of walleye in Lake Erie.
When Bruce Wahlstrom walked down the shoreline of Schmidt Lake in Plymouth, he wasn’t expecting such a deadly sight.