LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Thousands of fish are dying in the Midwest as the sizzling summer dries up rivers and raises water temperatures in some spots to nearly 100 degrees.
Officials in Illinois say the drought has claimed tens of thousands of large- and smallmouth bass and channel catfish and killed many of the endangered greater redhorse fish.
The fish are dying amid one of the hotest and driest summer in decades. More than 3,000 heat records were broken over the last month.