The Department of Natural Resources is hard at work to return the endangered paddlefish species to its home. This summer’s floods transported many paddlefish from the Missouri River to a nearby shallow oxbow lake.
KETV reports that although many have already been caught, the DNR’s effort is far from complete:
Officials with the DNR said there could be hundreds of paddlefish that are still trapped in the lake. Crews have been using nets to get the fish back in their natural habitat.
The DNR measures and tags each paddlefish that they catch before putting them back in the river.
For a short video about the paddlefish, visit KETV’s website.