- Thousands of dead fish washed up in Pointe Coupee Parish Saturday night
- A biologist said cold front causes shallower waters to lose oxygen
- The fish were mostly Threadfin Chad, which were already overpopulated
- The state’s wildlife department does not have the resources to clean it up
- Pounte Coupee Parish authorities may just let the fish decompose
Residents in Louisiana woke up to find thousands of dead fish washed up on on the banks of False River after a cold front.
Brian Heimann, a biologist with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries, told WAFB that the cold caused the shallower areas of the lake in Pointe Coupee Parish to lose oxygen.
The vast majority of the fish affected were Threadfin Chad, a species that was already overpopulated.
Residents in Louisiana woke up to find thousands of dead fish washed up on on the banks of False River in Louisiana after a cold front