Iowa Department of Natural Resources says fish kill in slough is due to a natural occurrence – Voice Of Muscatine

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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) was in Muscatine recently to check on a report of dead fish in the Muscatine Slough. After taking water samples and checking for other issues in the slough, the DNR has concluded that the fish kill is a natural occurrence affecting the Carp due to the algae at this time of year.  

Several sites in Iowa are going through the same issue currently.

Jeff Limburg, Athletic Facilities Supervisor for the City of Muscatine Parks and Recreation Department, said that there are currently 15-20 dead carp floating around.

“The birds are bringing them on the banks and pathways and enjoying a meal,” Limburg said. “We will continue to remove them and blow pathways.”

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