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Sakakawea's ciscos

Numbers of cold water forage fish likely to stabilize after recent losses

August 28, 2011
By KIM FUNDINGSLAND - Staff Writer ( , Minot Daily News

RIVERDALE There have been cisco sightings this summer from the Garrison Dam Tailrace to Bismarck and beyond. Thousands of ciscos that didn't survive a tumbling ride through one of three release tunnels or hydro-electric power generating turbines have been floating lifeless downstream. While the sight of so many dead fish floating on the river may be startling, the loss is likely not large enough to significantly alter the cisco population in Lake Sakakawea.



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