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Crane Creek fish kill under investigation

Crane Creek fish kill under investigation

  • 6/8/2023 3:08:00 PM
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READYN - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) was notified on June 7 of a fish kill in Crane Creek, southwest of Readyn in Bremer County.
Summer heat causes Otter Creek tributary fish kill

Summer heat causes Otter Creek tributary fish kill

  • 6/5/2023 4:14:00 PM
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OELWEIN - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) investigated reports of dead fish in the unnamed tributary to Otter Creek that flows through Oelwein in Fayette County.
Fish Kill in Hampton Under Investigation

Fish Kill in Hampton Under Investigation

  • 6/2/2023 10:45:00 AM
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DES MOINES--DNR officials are asking for the public's help in determining the cause of a fish kill yesterday along Squaw Creek in the Franklin County town of Hampton.
Fish kill observed in McLoud Run

Fish kill observed in McLoud Run

  • 4/4/2023 1:00:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources was notified of a fish kill in McLoud Run in Cedar Rapids March 30.
Top 3 Tips for Successful Fall Application

Top 3 Tips for Successful Fall Application

  • 11/4/2022 4:25:00 PM
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The long-term dry spell that started more than two years ago has left stream levels low and made fish and other aquatic critters like crayfish especially vulnerable to spills and even small amounts of pollutants.
Iowa DNR confirms cause of Storm Lake common carp kill

Iowa DNR confirms cause of Storm Lake common carp kill

  • 8/9/2022 2:24:00 PM
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STORM LAKE - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) confirmed the Koi Herpes Virus (KHV) killed thousands of young common carp at Storm Lake. It’s the first time the virus has been detected in Iowa. Outbreaks have previously been identified in Minnesota and Wisconsin. There have been no instances of the virus infecting humans or other fish species.
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.
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