Water Released by Dam Killing 100,000 Fish a Day

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At the foot of the Grand Coulee Dam, fish are dying by the hundreds of thousands. In an effort to make room for the higher than average snow melt-off, state officials have been releasing a massive amount of water — but the consequences have been alarmingly deadly to farm-raised steelhead trout. As water falls from the spill-gates it churns up gases toxic which have reportedly killed some 100,000 of the fish each day in the Columbia River, and some fear that it could make the region a killing field for protected aquatic wildlife….Read the full story on TreeHugger