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Old 08-20-2016   #1
 
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Yellowstone River Closure

Very scary times here.

Fish kill closes 183 miles of Yellowstone River, tributaries to all recreation | Outdoors | billingsgazette.com

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Old 08-20-2016   #2
 
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Shoot, sad to hear that. Was planning on running the stillwater and Yankee Jim over the next few days. The closure doesn't impact the Madison correct? Thanks.
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Well if it gets really bad they could solve it by building dams. Releasing the cold sub 55 degree water from the bottom of the reservoir could help keep the parasite numbers down. It's a common practice back home to keep the rivers cold enough for trout.
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Shoot, sad to hear that. Was planning on running the stillwater and Yankee Jim over the next few days. The closure doesn't impact the Madison correct? Thanks.
Shouldn't have any impact on the Madison, which is Missouri River drainage.

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Any word on what the parasite is? I read a couple stories on it and all the ever said was 'parasite'.

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Well if it gets really bad they could solve it by building dams. Releasing the cold sub 55 degree water from the bottom of the reservoir could help keep the parasite numbers down. It's a common practice back home to keep the rivers cold enough for trout.

Not having dams every 37 miles is what makes Montana what it is for trout fishing. While unfortunate for the short term, I'm confident mother nature will figure it out as it has for millions of years before we were trying to come up with solutions to these problems.
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Any word on what the parasite is? I read a couple stories on it and all the ever said was 'parasite'.

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Test results from samples sent to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Fish Health Center in Bozeman show the catalyst for the fish kill to be Proliferative Kidney Disease

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So are they saying that it is a potential problem or actual current problem? I was just there last week and I saw a lot of that water with absolutely nothing that would lead me to believe this. Also, other than the small heat spike at the beginning of June (wich was the same as we've had for the last three years) this has been one of the coolest summers I can remember. This is hard for me to understand.
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Test results from samples sent to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Fish Health Center in Bozeman show the catalyst for the fish kill to be Proliferative Kidney Disease

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I saw that too, but I was curious as to what was causing the disease. Bacteria? Worm? Something else?

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Good lord, did your Google machines break?

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.rt....ndroid-verizon

4000 counted fish dead, estimates of over 10,000.
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