Stocked fish ponds susceptible to oxygen depletion in summer

Texas A&M extension expert said landowners should watch for oxygen depletion in stock ponds entering dog days of summer.

Dr. Billy Higginbotham, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service wildlife specialist in Overton, Texas, said landowners with stocked fish ponds should be aware of possible problems with oxygen depletion as hot, still days become more prevalent.

He said between June and September, when the outside air is increasingly hot and pond water temperatures climb, is the time of year when oxygen depletions occur most, for a variety of reasons, such as improper aquatic weed control, too many

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