Fish kill reported in southern Hood Canal

UPDATE: 9-21-2010, 11:35 a.m.

Low-oxygen conditions grew worse overnight. Lots of Hood Canal residents are reporting dead fish and spot prawns on beaches in southern Hood Canal. I’ve posted an update on the Kitsap Sun’s website.

Here are some graphics of the oxycline and time changes, courtesy of Jan Newton.


We’ve been talking about the low-oxygen conditions being ripe for a fish kill in southern Hood Canal. A south wind was the only missing ingredient.

Apparently, winds picked up overnight and reports of dead fish at Potlatch are circulating among those involved in the Hood Canal Dissolved Oxygen Program. Here’s a story I posted on the Kitsap Sun’s website. I’ll add to it as I get more details.

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