Hot, dry weather a threat to freshwater fish

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by GLENN FARLEY / KING 5 News

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Posted on September 7, 2012 at 6:08 PM

Western Washington's 47-day dry streak is not just a threat to forests and grasslands. It's also a potential threat to fish in freshwater lakes and streams.

Warmer water temperatures can fuel algae blooms along stream bottoms, blocking fish from the gravel beds they use to spawn. And higher water temperatures can affect the levels of dissolved oxygen in water.

More information from Washington Department of Ecology

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