National Drought Mitigation Center

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Brown trout dying in Pecos River in New Mexico
9/26/2018 6:04:09 PM

Plants & Wildlife
Relief, Response & Restrictions
San Miguel County, NM

Start Date: 9/25/2018 -  
Numerous dead brown trout were observed in the Pecos River between Cowles and Pecos. The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish were looking into the decline in brown and rainbow trout, which officials think is related to the current drought. The flow of the Pecos River was about half of normal. Statewide, Game and Fish typically investigates from eight to 10 fish kills annually, but this year has already reviewed nearly 20. Santa Fe New Mexican (N.M.), Sept. 25, 2018