Striped bass dying off at Lake Murray

Striped bass dying off at Lake Murray

Boaters on Lake Murray may notice numbers of dead or dying striped bass in the water over the next few weeks. This is a result of what S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) biologists suspect is a combination of high organic inflow, dissolved oxygen depletion and stratified water temperatures. Oxygen depletion is likely related to nutrient loading associated with high October and January inflows carrying both point and non-point sources. As of Aug. 22, 804 striped bass (the majority ranging from 18 to 22 inches in length), have been counted from the fore bay area of the dam to just past Spence Island.
Source: SCDNR
Striped bass dying off at Lake Murray

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