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This year’s mayfly hatch resembles something of biblical proportions

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The Extinction Protocol

July 2014WISCONSIN – This year’s mayfly hatch in the Mississippi River reached Biblical proportions. The mayfly emergence is an annual event in which mayflies leave the Mississippi River after one or two years of incubation. The flies live for just a few days before they return to the water, lay a new crop of eggs, and die. The La Crosse, Wisconsin branch of the National Weather Service (NWS) reports that the mayflies caused a three-vehicle car crash as they descended over the town. The flies caused a bow echo on the NWS radar, which normally occurs during heavy rains, and proceeded to make a Wisconsin road slick, causing a driver to lose control of her car. Two people were injured in the crash, and one was treated at a local hospital. Wisconsin residents captured some stunning images— read: horrifying — images of the mayfly emergence, which happened on…

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Written by bobby90247

July 24, 2014 at 6:15 am

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