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Wildlife officials are asking for the public's help to determine what caused thousands of fish to die in a northern Colorado river.

The Fort Collins Coloradoan reports Colorado Parks and Wildlife is asking if anyone noticed changes in water quality or fish behavior on the Poudre River between Sept. 19 and Sept. 21.

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The temperature is hovering right around 90 degrees the day Dale Ryden and I float down the Colorado River near Grand Junction, Colorado. The water looks so inviting, a cool reprieve from the heat, but if either of us jumped in we’d be electrocuted.

“It can actually probably be lethal to people if you get in there,” Ryden, a fish biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, says.

El Paso County

Officials say hundreds of fish were killed last week during the devastating hailstorm that hit areas near Colorado Springs.

A new study published in Science magazine found that many of the world’s trout species are facing extinction due to climate change, overfishing and pollution.

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The Navajo Nation has been awarded a $1.1 million contract as part of a multi-agency effort to help recover endangered fish in the San Juan River Basin.

Fire experts say this season could be big for wildfires in our region. Our Mountain West New Bureau takes you behind the scenes with stories about the people who protect our communities, land and wildlife during wildlfire season. 

This story is about the people who rush into the smoke not to save people or structures, but … animals.