Was the EPA anywhere nearby?
CBS Sacramento reports thousands of fish are dead and the water in a lake emptied out overnight in a Northern California reservoir.
No one knows how it happened including Pacific Gas & Electric who own the rights and use if for hydroelectric power.
Mountain Meadows reservoir also known as Walker Lake is a popular fishing hole. The reservoir is dry and all the fish are dead.
Residents told CBS Sacramento that it drained like a bathtub overnight.
One resident said he’s lived near the lake his entire life and has never seen the lake run dry.
“It’s the situation we worked hard to avoid but the reality is we’re in a very serious drought, there’s also concerns for the fish downstream,” said spokesman Paul Moreno.
The resident thinks they had two weeks of water and they didn’t want to bother relocating the fish.
Something is fishy here.
The government could have a hand in it too though this is only speculation.
In April, the Bureau of Reclamation drained Folsom and other reservoirs on the American and Stanislaus rivers of more than 70,000 acre feet of water—enough to meet the annual needs of a city of half a million people—for the comfort of little salmon.
Government officials wanted to nudge baby salmon toward the Pacific Ocean (to which they swim anyway) and to keep the river at just the right temperature for the fish by flushing the colder water stored in the reservoirs.
There are limited scenarios and they will get to the bottom of this if they want to.