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A fish tale

Koi fish swept away in February flood returned home


March 26, 2020

-Submitted photo

The Patit Creek adventures of Little Boy Blue, once totally blue, now orange and white with blue eye shadow, come to a halt when netted by three local kids Quinn, Claudia and Blake Benavides.

DAYTON–The recent flood of 2020 set the tone for this new decade with one happy ending. During the flood on February 6, Clark and Shannon Simpfendrefer's backyard filled with the Patit Creek and Touchet River covering what once was an enjoyable back yard with a fish pond.

When the water receded, four Koi, two which were 13 and 14 years old, were swept into the river channel. The Simpfenderfer...

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