In recent days, dozens of dead fish have washed ashore at Prospect Lake near downtown Colorado Springs. This comes weeks after the lake was shut down to human use due to the presence of blue-green algae.

Watch the video below from FOX21 News for an in-depth explanation about what happened and how these fish likely died.

Last week, Colorado Parks and Wildlife warned anglers about the impact of water temperature on fish, encouraging fishers to fish early and at higher elevations. According to the press release, water hotter than 70 degrees can impact feeding habits and make fish species more susceptible to disease.

During the summer months, it's important to be aware of what closures remain in place and follow the instruction of those closures. Some closures are put in place due to dangerous hazards that exist that could result in the death of a person or pet.

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Spencer McKee manages the OutThere Colorado digital publication as the Director of Content and Operations. He also writes about outdoor recreation, travel news, and more. In his spare time, he loves to rock climb, trail run, and mountain bike.

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