Here’s why fish are falling from the sky in Utah

Aerial fish stocking has been around since the 1950s

Stocking fish by airplane (Utah Division of Wildlife Resources)

UTAH – It’s raining fish in Utah!

Why? Because it’s a high-flying effort used to restock the great salt lake state’s state lakes!

Utah’s Division of Wildlife Resources recently used planes loaded with fish to restock around 200 high-elevation lakes in a single week.

The division says it’s a highly effective method with a high survival rate. The fish are dropped because the lakes are not accessible by vehicle and other means of stocking.

That’s been around since the 1950s. The airplane holds hundreds of pounds of water and can drop 35,000 fish in a single flight without reloading.

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Carianne Luter is a social media producer for News4Jax and has worked at Channel 4 since December 2015. She graduated from the University of North Florida with a communication degree.