Temperature-caused fish kill in a flowing great plains river

Bart W. Durham, Gene R. Wilde, Kevin L. Pope

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Abstract

On 9 July 2002, while sampling a flowing segment of the North Fork Ninnescah River 10 km upstream from Cheney Reservoir, Reno County, Kansas, we observed and collected dead and dying specimens of 5 fish species. We attribute the fish kill to high water temperature, which reached 38.0°C on this day.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)397-401
Number of pages5
JournalSouthwestern Naturalist
Volume51
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2006

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