Fish Kill Parasite Found in More Montana Rivers

Last week, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks officials revealed that their findings show the parasite responsible for the Yellowstone river fish kill is present in at least seven of Montana’s rivers. Officials say these parasites are thriving in the low water, high temperature years we’re seeing more and more of.  Should we be concerned here in Missoula?

“We’ve got to have cooler water in our rivers,” Bruce Farling, Montana Trout Unlimited executive director said. “Warm water really amplifies this problem.”

Read the story from the Bozeman Chronicle here.

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Could climate change effect Montana’s rivers, like the Bitterroot river shown here, sooner than later?

 

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