FORT WORTH (AP) – Experts say a North Texas lake has shown signs of recovery from a 2010 fish kill blamed on golden algae.
The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department on Wednesday announced encouraging results of recent gill net surveys at Possum Kingdom reservoir.
Fish kills have been documented as far back as 2000 in what’s commonly known as Possum Kingdom lake, about 60 miles west of Fort Worth.
Biologists in 2010 estimated nearly 120,000 fish died in Possum Kingdom and also Lake Whitney in kills blamed on golden algae.
Fisheries biologist Robert Mauk says most fish populations have done relatively well since then, with good numbers of older, larger fish.
Striped bass have done especially well. Mauk says surveys haven’t shown this many larger striped bass since a fish kill in 2001.
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