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Fish kill found in Ankeny stream

Fish kill found in Ankeny stream

  • 8/13/2020 3:19:00 PM
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ANKENY - As of noon Thursday, dead fish began surfacing in roughly one-half mile of a tributary to Fourmile Creek in Ankeny following a release of milk on Tuesday night.
DNR monitoring fish kill near Protivin

DNR monitoring fish kill near Protivin

  • 7/24/2020 8:16:00 PM
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DECORAH, Iowa – DNR Field Office staff received a report of a fish kill on an unnamed tributary to Bohemian Creek on Thursday, July 23.
New plan developed to stop ongoing fish kill in Dubuque

New plan developed to stop ongoing fish kill in Dubuque

  • 6/25/2020 1:15:00 PM
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DUBUQUE—Wednesday afternoon, DNR fisheries staff found freshly killed fish at the site of a fertilizer spill in Dubuque, indicating there is ongoing pollution going into Bee Branch pond. 
DNR investigates manure spill in Mitchell County

DNR investigates manure spill in Mitchell County

  • 4/24/2020 3:47:00 PM
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STACYVILLE - The DNR is checking a fish kill after the report of a manure spill Thursday evening about three miles southeast of Stacyville in Mitchell County.
Tips to avoid fish kills

Tips to avoid fish kills

  • 9/3/2019 2:33:00 PM
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Avoiding a fish kill starts with understanding why they happen most often during mid- to late summer. Several factors contribute, but remember fish and aquatic animals like crayfish, frogs and beneficial insects are most vulnerable during hot, dry weather. Usually stream and pond levels are lower, vegetation and algae levels are higher and water temperatures are warmer. These factors combine to reduce dissolved oxygen levels, stressing aquatic animals.
DNR investigating fish kill near Jefferson

DNR investigating fish kill near Jefferson

  • 8/22/2019 6:36:00 AM
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JEFFERSON—DNR is onsite investigating a fish kill in Hardin Creek about two miles east of Jefferson in Greene County at 5 p.m. today.
Floyd County fish kill investigated

Floyd County fish kill investigated

  • 8/1/2019 4:00:00 PM
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CHARLES CITY—DNR specialists investigated a fish kill on a tributary of Flood Creek about four miles west of Charles City Wednesday.
Fish kills illustrate stream vulnerability

Fish kills illustrate stream vulnerability

  • 7/25/2019 2:48:00 PM
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DES MOINES—Three fish kills reported to DNR in two days illustrate the importance of taking extra caution with chemicals and other pollutants when the weather is hot and dry.
DNR investigating fish kill on lower Walnut Creek

DNR investigating fish kill on lower Walnut Creek

  • 7/24/2019 10:45:00 AM
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DES MOINES -- The DNR is investigating a fish kill along a two-mile stretch of lower Walnut Creek after a citizen reported seeing dead fish yesterday. DNR field staff were onsite yesterday and continue to investigate.
Fish kill reported in Dubuque County

Fish kill reported in Dubuque County

  • 3/28/2019 8:55:00 AM
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PEOSTA, Iowa – On Monday, March 25, DNR environmental specialists and fisheries staff began investigating a fish kill caused by manure runoff in Dubuque County.
Fish kill north of Runnells appears limited to five miles

Fish kill north of Runnells appears limited to five miles

  • 7/25/2018 8:47:00 AM
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PLEASANT HILL - A fish kill that began in Camp Creek east of Pleasant Hill and about five miles north of Runnells in Polk County appears to be limited to less than five miles of Camp Creek, DNR investigators said today.
Fish kill under investigation in Dubuque County

Fish kill under investigation in Dubuque County

  • 5/12/2018 8:47:00 AM
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PEOSTA - The DNR was unable to determine the cause of a fish kill in Whitewater Creek, Dubuque County, that occurred sometime in the first week of May.
DNR investigates fish kill near Dyersville

DNR investigates fish kill near Dyersville

  • 10/12/2017 9:01:00 AM
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DYERSVILLE – Monday and Tuesday DNR staff from the Manchester field office looked for the source of a fish kill on Hickory and Hewitt Creeks in Dubuque County.
Avoid Late Summer Fish Kills

Avoid Late Summer Fish Kills

  • 9/18/2017 9:08:00 AM
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Low stream levels, high temperatures and dry conditions set the stage for potential water quality issues and fish kills. Even small amounts of polluted runoff can affect fish and other aquatic organisms under these conditions.
Le Mars fish kill likely came from local business

Le Mars fish kill likely came from local business

  • 9/1/2017 1:32:00 PM
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LE MARS - After looking for the cause of a fish kill in a small stream west of Le Mars Thursday afternoon, DNR traced the source to a local industry that uses ammonia as a refrigerant.
DNR tracks fish kill to dairy near Decorah

DNR tracks fish kill to dairy near Decorah

  • 8/26/2017 8:35:00 AM
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DECORAH - The Wednesday morning report of a fish kill about four miles southwest of Decorah sent DNR staff to investigate Dry Run Creek that afternoon.
Hot weather taking its toll on fish

Hot weather taking its toll on fish

  • 8/10/2017 12:55:00 PM
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The end of summer is the worst time for underwater dwellers. When temperatures are high and oxygen levels are low, fish and other water critters are particularly vulnerable.
Hot weather taking its toll on fish

Hot weather taking its toll on fish

  • 8/8/2017 1:43:00 PM
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The end of summer is the worst time for underwater dwellers. When temperatures are high and oxygen levels are low, fish and other water critters are particularly vulnerable.
Citizens report Casey Lake fish kill

Citizens report Casey Lake fish kill

  • 6/8/2017 1:51:00 PM
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TAMA COUNTY — A fish kill of more than 1,000 small black crappies at Casey Lake in Hickory Hills Park appears to be from natural spawning stress. 
Howard County fish kill tracked to land application

Howard County fish kill tracked to land application

  • 10/4/2016 1:46:00 PM
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RICEVILLE – DNR staff investigated the report of a fish kill on a tributary of the Wapsipinicon River on Sept. 28 about 2.5 miles south of Riceville in Howard County.
Cattle manure identified as source of fish kill in Jackson County

Cattle manure identified as source of fish kill in Jackson County

  • 9/23/2016 3:21:00 PM
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ANDREW – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has identified a small beef open feedlot as the source of a 3.5-mile- long fish kill investigated Sept. 9 in Upper Brush Creek, a trout stream north of Andrew in Jackson County.
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