Monday, December 22, 2008
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is looking into a recent fish kill along the Youghiogheny river. The kill was the result of a the lowering of the water level on the Youghiogheny lake. Crews were removing pieces of steel re bar that had been left from the demolition and replacement of the old Route 40 bridge. The re bar only recently became visible and posed a hazard to boaters. The fish were killed because they gathered near the water intake system once the water level on the lake had been lowered. The corps of engineers is looking into the incident and is preparing guidelines that will aid in preventing fish kills in the future.
Posted by wduqnews at 11:53 AM