Parks and Wildlife saves 300 fish from 416 Fire’s deadly runoff

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Parks and Wildlife saves 300 fish from 416 Fire’s deadly runoff

Thousands died this week in Animas River
Toby Mourning, manager of the Durango fish hatchery, shows a bluehead sucker on Thursday that he netted along the banks of the Animas River near the hatchery on Wednesday. Mourning, along with Colorado Parks and Wildlife staff members, collected about 300 mottled sculpin, two bluehead suckers and a speckled dace that were all lacking oxygen as the river filled with ash and debris from the 416 Fire burn area.
Toby Mourning, manager of the Durango fish hatchery, holds a mottled sculpin that he netted along the banks of the Animas River near the hatchery on Wednesday. Mourning along with Colorado Parks and Wildlife staff members collected about 300 mottled sculpin, two bluehead suckers and a speckled dace that were all lacking oxygen as the river filled with ash and debris from the 416 Fire burn area.

Parks and Wildlife saves 300 fish from 416 Fire’s deadly runoff

Toby Mourning, manager of the Durango fish hatchery, shows a bluehead sucker on Thursday that he netted along the banks of the Animas River near the hatchery on Wednesday. Mourning, along with Colorado Parks and Wildlife staff members, collected about 300 mottled sculpin, two bluehead suckers and a speckled dace that were all lacking oxygen as the river filled with ash and debris from the 416 Fire burn area.
Toby Mourning, manager of the Durango fish hatchery, holds a mottled sculpin that he netted along the banks of the Animas River near the hatchery on Wednesday. Mourning along with Colorado Parks and Wildlife staff members collected about 300 mottled sculpin, two bluehead suckers and a speckled dace that were all lacking oxygen as the river filled with ash and debris from the 416 Fire burn area.
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