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Art Lander’s Outdoors: Seasonal flooding impacts fish populations in Kentucky’s waterways

Seasonal flooding impacts fish populations in Kentucky’s rivers, lakes, and small streams. The impacts are both positive and negative, with short term and long term implications. Here’s some observations on flood-related impacts: The Kentucky River is basically a series of lakes under normal water conditions, but during floods it becomes a raging river as water cascades over dams, creating a surge...