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Heat killed thousands of Austin-area fish

Local fishing enthusiasts reported “catastrophic” numbers of dead fish in Geneva Lake not far from Rochester — perhaps tens of thousands.
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Local fishing enthusiasts reported “catastrophic” numbers of dead fish in Geneva Lake not far from Rochester — perhaps tens of thousands.

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