Hundreds of dead fish found in Moravian river

Hundreds of dead fish have been found in the river Rokytná in Moravský Krumlov in the Znojmo area in Moravia, a local official told the Czech News Agency. According to a preliminary analysis the fish died due to a lack of oxygen in a one-kilometre stretch of the river beneath the local chateau.

The recent hot and dry weather in the Czech Republic is posing a serious danger to aquatic species. Water levels in rivers around the country have fallen and the situation is particularly acute in minor rivers and streams.

Author: Ian Willoughby