Heavy Silt Released into Wyoming Waterway Causes Mass Fish Deaths
The waters continue to run grey on the Shoshone River in Wyoming a week after silt was dredged loose from the Willwood Diversion Dam near Cody Wyoming. The dam was lowered for repairs causing the sediment to flow into the waterway. A significant amount of local trout are dead from suffocation and many more to follow. Wyoming FWP have found rainbow, brown cutthroat, whitefish and suckers washed up on shore below the dam, and say the impacts are substantial.
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