Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation employees
Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation employees carry oxygen-monitoring devices to various parts of the lower Illinois River near the Gore trout fishery. The monitors are attached to 200-pound concrete blocks with steel cables. The monitors measure dissolved oxygen levels and water temperature. The data will be used to determine the progress being made in maintaining appropriate conditions for the trout fishery and prevent more fish kills.
The storage tank above the sluice gate of the fishery
The storage tank, above the sluice gate of the fishery, will be the beginning point of the new pipeline system that will deliver oxygenated water from Lake Tenkiller to the mouth of the trout fishery on the lower Illinois River. Southwestern Power Administration is funding the piping system.
Posted: Friday, September 21, 2012 11:39 am
Posted on Sep 21, 2012
A massive fish kill along the lower Illinois River last fall caused by low dissolved oxygen levels and high water temperatures forced officials from several entities to put their heads together and come up with a workable temporary fix until a permanent solution is reached.
Members of the Gore Chamber of Commerce met Wednesday and tabled their normal meeting to hear an update on the situation that so greatly impacts the town of Gore.
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