Fish dying in the Rhine river due to high water temperature

BERN – The high temperatures in the Hoogrijn led to fish dying. The Swiss fisheries organisation SFV reports that last weekend about a ton of dead fish from the water is achieved.

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The water temperatures are in some places has risen to above 27 degrees celsius. That can have dramatic consequences, for example, vlagzalmen, which prefer temperatures below 23 degrees. During the extremely hot summer of 2003 were at least 50,000 of these fish to life in the Rhine.

The Swiss authorities had in July, all precautions taken. Between lake Constance and the town of Schaffhausen, on the Rhine river, koelwaterbassins rigged. There were gathered together already with thousands of fish.

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