If you notice a number of dead fish in a concentrated location, you’re encouraged to contact a local Ministry of Environment field office to file a report.
Fisheries Unit Manager Matt Tyree says there have been reports from lake-goers at Candle Lake north of Prince Albert.
The reports say sizeable jackfish have been seen floating dead and washing up on shore.
Tyree says mit is a natural summer event and rarely has an impact on the local fisheries but the Ministry still likes to be made aware so they can follow up and confirm it is a natural occurrence.
Tyree says It is a common situation to encounter in lakes — in both southern and central Saskatchewan — in the summer.
He says they have actually had quite a few reports over the last four weeks like Wascana Creek near Regina, Wood River in the Courval/Coderre area, and the Moose Jaw River right in Moose Jaw.
Tyree says this type of situation arises when there is a heatwave with a lack of precipitation which leads to reduced dissolved oxygen within the water.