Heat Blamed For Fish Deaths In Lake Arlington

Heat is being blamed for a large die-off of fish in Lake Arlington. 200 to 300 hundred fish died after the Excelon Power Plant discharged warm water into the lake. That’s a common practice, but Melissa Dudley from Texas Parks and Wildlife says in extreme heat, water becomes deprived of oxygen.  This is what kills the fish. The temperature at the plant’s discharge site yesterday was 99 degrees. The Fort Worth Parks Department are removing the fish as they wash up on shore.

  • nrh_123

    Nice. Really nice.

  • Mac

    Of course it MUST be hot water….because methane leaking from the drilling under the lake would be bad…right?

  • Kim Feil

    The Titan air study showed high levels of formaldehyde when they were studying the air at the nearby drilling sites.

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