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DNR investigating fish kill in Long Creek near Washington

  • 8/16/2020 1:47:00 PM
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WASHINGTON, Iowa – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is investigating a discharge into Long Creek near Washington after a person noticed dead fish over several days.

A small number of dead fish were observed on August 14 approximately three-and-a-half miles east of Washington in Long Creek. DNR officials discovered high ammonia levels and some dead fish near a storm water outlet. The investigation has not yet determined the source of the discharge.

The DNR will continue to investigate and any appropriate enforcement action will be taken.