Created on Wednesday, 04 June 2014 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
While the number was fairly significant, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources said today the recent fish kill event at Indian Lake was likely an isolated incident caused by a combination of a virus and the natural stress of the recent spawning cycle.
ODNR officials did not have a firm number of dead fish, but said 99 percent were white bass.
Water testing conducted Monday and Tuesday showed plenty of oxygen in the water and zero readings for ammonia, eliminating those factors as the cause, according to central Ohio fish manager/supervisor Marty Lundquist.
Mr. Lundquist said based on those findings, officials believe the isolated kill was caused by a combination of a natural disease and stress, and has no impact on consuming the species.
The dead fish were removed and officials continue to monitor the situation.