Thousands of dead fish found in River Weaver

Dead fish in River Weaver(Aug 23, 2012) Thousands of dead fish have been found in the River Weaver in Cheshire.The Environment Agency was notified of “fish in distress” near Winsford by anglers on Saturday.Tests showed low oxygen levels in the water, so environmental officers have been pumping oxygen into the river.Tom Thornett from the Environment Agency, which is investigating the matter, said: “Potential causes could be naturally occurring algae that is known to starve water of oxygen.”Mr Thornett added: “Oxygen levels have been restored significantly and we are in the process of carrying out ongoing tests to identify what caused the oxygen levels in the water to drop. “Although this might look unpleasant, it does not pose a risk to health or the environment.”Six species of fish including bream, roach, silverfish, carp, tench and perch have been affected.Steve Beech, of Winsford And District Angling Association, said: “The impact long term will be many years, tens of thousands of fish we cannot replace overnight.”We’ve lost generations of breeding stock.”

(Zephaniah 1:2-3) “I will utterly consume all things from off the land, saith the Lord.I will consume man and beast; I will consume the fowls of the heaven, and the fishes of the sea, and the stumbling blocks with the wicked: and I will cut off man from off the land, saith the Lord.”

(Hosea 4:3) “Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away.”

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