Skip to comments.Cause of death of nearly 30K fish in Strongsville,OH section of Rocky River remains unknown
Posted on 04/25/2012 4:46:55 AM PDT by EBH
Wildlife and environmental officials April 23 wrapped up the field work to determine what killed 28,613 fish in a 3-mile stretch of Rocky River in the Cleveland Metroparks, including Mill Stream Run Reservation, over the past few days.
Ohio Division of Wildlife spokesperson Jamey Graham said officers were collecting water and soil samples between the Bonnie Park picnic area and Wallace Lake into the night , and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency is testing the samples.
"We have not determined a cause," Graham said, adding that tests from the EPA could take anywhere from a few days to months to come back with any conclusive evidence. "They'll keep running tests until they figure it out."
Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District is also providing assistance as needed, Graham said.
Graham said the kill has been limited to fish, and that a wildlife officer found several live fish about 1.5 miles downstream from Bonnie Park.
The Division of Wildlife first received a call about the fish on April 22 - Earth Day - and Graham said some of them looked as though they'd been dead "for several days."
The cause of the kill remains unknown, and Graham said officials found no "blatantly obvious" signs in the water.
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I’m betting someone did a “midnight disposal” of old pesticide containers.
Fish kills happen for a number of natural reasons. The change to spring after a hard winter is a major cause. Certain fish are susceptible to various diseases.
Every spring, mergansers migrating through here leave thousands of dead fish behind. (contrary to natural balance fantasies)
Global warming, DDT, fertilizer run-off, etc.
Strongsville is where Ceilcote moved to.
And everyone knows how responsible they are with chemicals and such, you betcha.
We didn’t have a hard winter here.
and this kill wasn’t certain fish...it was all the fish.
I live in Berea, just North of Wallace lake is the Berea Water Plant and we draw our water from the Rocky River.
The saving grace is if it was chemicals the wetland that is part of the system will take out much of the contamination if there is anything found.
I smell a “fracking” reason coming on.
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