NANFA-L-- Katrina & fish kill

Christopher Scharpf (ichthos at
Sun, 11 Sep 2005 19:42:58 -0400

Forwarded from BG Granier

bg granier says: Chris, here is a site report on Bayou Lacombe, Louisiana
where I have taken many NANFA/AKA members to collect native fishes. The
hurricane has left an extremely low DO reading (0.28) which means a massive
fish kill in the Lake Ponchartrain area, immediately north of the city of
New Orleans and surrounding areas.




Advocate staff photo by Joe Macaluso
Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agent Ray Pier
yells down a rooftop vent of a home on Mouton Street in the Lakeview section
of New Orleans.
Tim Ruth's face told a story: Reading his eyes was easy.
Like lots of first- and second-responders to Hurricane Katrina's aftermath,
Ruth said he's seen more than most in his life, and not as much as some.
The four-year Navy Corpsman -- his stint went from the late 1980s into the
early '90s -- said Friday nothing can train most folks for what's happened
since Aug. 29, the day Katrina ravaged southeast Louisiana.


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