Yellowstone River shuts down after emerging parasite kill tens of thousands of fish
By Molly O’Neill
“Go Fish” – only not in the Yellowstone River. September 1, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks reopened sections of a 183 mile stretch of the river that was previously closed after officials discovered a number of dead, native Mountain Whitefish, numbering in the tens of thousands. In addition, approximately 4,000 Rainbow Trout, Yellowstone Cutthroat, Longnose Suckers, Sculpin, and Longnose Dace were found dead.