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DNR Investigating Fish Kill Near Sheldon

  • 9/8/2016 1:50:00 PM
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SHELDON - State DNR investigators are responding to a fish kill along the Little Floyd River near Sheldon in O’Brien County.

The kill was reported Wednesday afternoon and initially appeared to involve a small number of fish, but a follow-up investigation indicates the kill has stretched at least three miles and involved hundreds of fish, mostly small chubs, minnows and suckers. Several water samples taken Wednesday showed no signs of elevated ammonia, and there were no obvious signs or smell of manure. However, investigators said the water was turbid due to recent rains.

Environmental and fisheries officials are currently assessing the extent of the kill and the investigation continues.