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Thursday, March 18th, 2010
Photo by Nancy Allen/The Daily Standard

A floating mass of dead shad covers a channel at the end of It's It Road at Montezuma Acres. The prolonged ice and snow cover on Grand Lake this winter caused the shad, a weaker species of fish susceptible to fluctuations in temperature and oxygen levels, to die off.

Related online story:
The large amount of dead fish, mostly shad, in Grand Lake channels is a natural occurrence after this winter's prolonged ice and snow cover on the lake, state officials say. [More]
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