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Low water levels threaten fish migration


A conservation group has worries about low water levels in rivers flowing into Lake Superior this spring.

Tom Whalley, president of the North Shore Steelhead Association, said the Ministry of Natural Resources has told him precipitation levels are just over half what they should have been the last 12 months.

Whalley said that could affect fish trying to swim upstream.

"So when they can't migrate into the headwater streams, that means they can't spawn in the headwaters, Whalley said. [That] means, in subsequent years, there's less productivity or fewer young fish are produced to replace them."  more...

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