The Qaraoun Lake is vital for irrigating nearby farmlands. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
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In a small boat tied to the bank of the Qaraoun Lake in Western Bekaa, Jihad Zaghloul spends the hot hours under the baking midday sun."They do not have licenses from the Agriculture Ministry and they sell at lower prices," Zaghloul said.He speculates that someone might have thrown dynamite into the lake. Other possibilities include electrocuting the fish or pouring arsenic into the water.Omais also said that the lack of oxygen in certain parts of the lake could also contribute to the death of the fish, adding that this decline in oxygen happens every year.The seasonal change in the level of water contributes to fluctuating levels of pollution in the lake, which is fed by the Litani River. Omais said that in the winter and spring season, when ice is melting, water is moving and the lake fills up.
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