Drowning in mud

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Drowning in mud

Fish choke to death on silt
as deluge floods nearly dry river
Sam Green/Cortez Journal

Jim White and Harry Crockett prepare to seine the river for native fish.
Sam Green/Cortez Journal

Colorado Parks and Wildlife crew works the net to catch fish along the Dolores River.
The catch fills a bucket, ready to be identified and measured.
Sam Green/Cortez Journal

Fish are piled up after being weighed. Because of the muddy water, the fish were dying while still in the river.
Sam Green/Cortez Journal

Summer Sherman adjusts the net for catching fish in the Dolores River.
Sam Green/Cortez Journal

A flannelmouth sucker is measured and weighed after being caught in the net. The muddy river left a white film of dirt on the CPW crew.
Sam Green/Cortez Journal

Kevin Thompson steers the canoe down the river with his son, Nathan, and Kare’lia Brown, while looking for a good place to seine for fish.

Drowning in mud

Sam Green/Cortez Journal

Jim White and Harry Crockett prepare to seine the river for native fish.
Sam Green/Cortez Journal

Colorado Parks and Wildlife crew works the net to catch fish along the Dolores River.
The catch fills a bucket, ready to be identified and measured.
Sam Green/Cortez Journal

Fish are piled up after being weighed. Because of the muddy water, the fish were dying while still in the river.
Sam Green/Cortez Journal

Summer Sherman adjusts the net for catching fish in the Dolores River.
Sam Green/Cortez Journal

A flannelmouth sucker is measured and weighed after being caught in the net. The muddy river left a white film of dirt on the CPW crew.
Sam Green/Cortez Journal

Kevin Thompson steers the canoe down the river with his son, Nathan, and Kare’lia Brown, while looking for a good place to seine for fish.
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