DNR Says U.P. Aquatic Winterkill High
Michigan Dept. of Natural Resources.
Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The D-N-R says after the heavy ice and snow cover experienced on U.P.lakes this winter and spring, it may be common for there to be a higher than average number of dead fish or other aquatic creatures in area bodies of water.
Much of the U.P. saw very deep ice and snow, so the so-called winterkill may be particularly common this year in shallow lakes, streams and ponds.
These kills are localized and typically do not affect the overall health of the fish populations or fishing quality.
The process occurs during especially long, harsh winters – similar to the one experienced this year.