Dead Fish Wash Ashore At Buffalo Springs Lake

A popular recreation lake near Lubbock has a problem with too many fish—dead ones. Hundreds of dead and dying Shad have been washing up along the banks of Buffalo Springs Lake. It’s not a pleasant sight, and it’s a foul smelling one at that. But biologists have tested the lake water and tell KAMC-28 that the dead fish pose no health problems for humans. They say the lake is safe for people to swim and ski in. The Shad are a feeder fish and not game fish. Their dying seems to be a natural thing, caused by bacteria from  an algae that grows in lakes every spring.

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