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Large hail kills fish, geese in KC area

September 26, 2010

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— Missouri conservation biologists say extreme hail last weekend killed fish and Canada geese in the northern part of Kansas City.

Missouri Department of Conservation fisheries biologist Jake Allman says hasn’t seen anything like it for 24 years. Fish were killed by water temperatures that plummeted because of the icy hail, while the geese were killed by being hit by hailstones as big as five inches in diameter.

Allman says hail piled up so high in one area lake that catfish, bass, bluegill and carp were killed.

A man near Smithville told the Conservation Department that his frogs and oriental Koi fish in his backyard pond were killed by the hail.

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