This is the first I’ve ever heard of anything like this. Apparently the fish in Antero reservoir that have grown so big over the past couple of years are in jeopardy of dying from low oxygen levels. There has been so much snow over the last month that the plants in the lake that produce the O2 that the fish need are not getting enough light. The Colorado DOW has decided to plow parts of the impoundment to save the fish.
DOW Biologist Jeff Spohn says it’s an effort they hope will keep the fish population from dying under a thick layer of snow.
“We have some pretty low oxygen readings because of the lack of sunlight that’s getting to the plants,” said Spohn.
Strange huh? Whatever it takes, I guess…
Click here to see a video of the DOW in action.