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Published April 30, 2010, 01:58 PM

North Dakota Survive Rugged Winter

North Dakota's fisheries chief says fish in most of the state's lakes appear to have survived a rugged winter.

By: Associated Press, WDAZ

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota's fisheries chief says fish

in most of the state's lakes appear to have survived a rugged

winter.

Greg Power says surveys this month showed winter fish kill on

about eight lakes, compared with a massive die-off the winter

before.

He says North Dakota typically has winter kill at about 10 lakes

annually. Record snowfall across North Dakota during the 2008-09

winter led to a major fish kill on about 50 lakes.

Heavy snow over the past two winters has refreshed and refilled

lakes in the state. Power says even lakes that have suffered winter

kill in the past two years have benefited from the heavy snowfall.

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