Low oxygen levels blamed for mass fish kill on Pelican River

Thousands of fish, including game fish like northern pike and bass, have turned up dead on a 2-mile stretch of the Pelican River, the Duluth News Tribune reports. A DNR officer says a lengthy drought led to low water levels in the fall, which likely exacerbated low oxygen levels.
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Thousands of fish, including game fish like northern pike and bass, have turned up dead on a 2-mile stretch of the Pelican River, the Duluth News Tribune reports. A DNR officer says a lengthy drought led to low water levels in the fall, which likely exacerbated low oxygen levels.

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