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Paddlefish Trapped In Arkansas River Moved To Deeper Water

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Officials say hundreds of the fish are trapped in an isolated pool of low water on the east side of the river. Officials say hundreds of the fish are trapped in an isolated pool of low water on the east side of the river.
View from the low water dam. View from the low water dam.
Workers have been moving the unique fish to deeper water on the west side of the Arkansas River. Workers have been moving the unique fish to deeper water on the west side of the Arkansas River.
TULSA, Oklahoma -

State wildlife workers are conducting a paddlefish rescue in the Arkansas River south of the Tulsa's pedestrian bridge.

Hundreds of the fish were trapped in a pool of water on the east side of the river. The fish are also known as spoonbill because of their long, funny-looking snout. Workers have been moving them to deeper water on the west side of the River.  

Paddlefish can live up to 50 years and can be found in the Arkansas, Grand and Neosho river systems.

Last month, Oklahoma Department of Wildlife biologists said the water below the low-water dam on the Arkansas River near East 30th Street South had dropped making it impossible for the fish to swim upstream.  

9/21/2015 Related Story: Biologists Study Ancient Fish Stacked In Metro Stretch Of Arkansas River

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