Drought Traps River Herring in MA

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The historic drought has trapped at least a million young river herring in Assawompsett Pond in Middleboro, Massachusetts, as they tried to swim out to the ocean, and a state biologist says countless more are likely stuck up and down the Massachusetts coast, according to an article on SouthCoastToday.com.

The water in Assawompsett has been too low to flow over the spillway that leads to the Nemasket River, on the Lakeville-Middleboro line.

Read about at least a million river herring being trapped in Massachusetts because of the drought.