Antero in Serious Trouble
Antero is in serious trouble. The DOW is trying to clear the snow off the ice so that the photosynthetic organisms will able to get enough light to make oxygen. Antero has several springs that release water that is very high in salts into the lake. This heavy saline water is more dense, so it concentrates at the bottom of the lake. So in reality, the fish only have a small middle portion of the water to inhabit. We know that conditions are extremely poor because of all the scuds living on top ,under the ice. These organisms are extremely tolerant of conditions that other organisms cannot live in. They usually inhabit the bottom regions of the lake, so seeing them at the top means that conditions in the rest of the lake are very, very bad. If the DOW plan does not work, we could see a winterkill at Antero. This is the worst case senario, but extremely possible at this point.
"It has always been my private conviction that any man who pits his intelligence against a fish and loses has it coming."