Officials worry urinating swimmers may be reason for 500 dead fish By Isolde Raftery, msnbc.com
Peeing while swimming in a lake may not just be taboo it could also be lethal, for the fish.
At least that's what a group of anglers contend, blaming swimmers for the 500 dead fish that have turned up in a picturesque German lake near Hamburg, The Local reported.
"Swimmers who urinate in the lake are introducing a lot of phosphate," Manfred Siedler, a spokesman for an anglers group, told Bild newspaper. "We're calculating half a liter of urine per swimmer per day."
Skeptics questioned whether the outcry was an attempt by fishermen to oust bathers with whom they have long feuded, according to The Local but are saying this could be possible. read more...
Sounds like a big joke - don't fish pee and poop in the water also? How much pee can there be even if all 500 swimmers did a group pee-in while in thousands of tons of water? Whatta a joke!
Average urine production in adult humans is about 1 – 2 L per day, so that 1000 liters at the most in a dead lake that has no inlet and an outlet an average sized lake - I wouldn't know but ... Lake Ontario has a volume 1,638,095,457,398,147 liters
Please name the lake so I can figure out the size. Thanks