Clinton Lake fish kill blamed on water temps
January 17, 2014 at 08:40 AM
The Associated Press
CLINTON, Ill. (AP) - Wildlife officials say changes in water temperature are to blame for a central Illinois fish kill.
The (Bloomington) Pantagraph reports (http://bit.ly/1auXftG ) more than 5,300 dead fish were found this week in Clinton Lake. The dead fish included walleye, bass, crappie and channel catfish.
Tim Schweizer is a spokesman for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.
He says abrupt changes in water temperature "are not uncommon at a power plant lake."
The DeWitt County lake is near one of Exelon's nuclear power plants.
Information from: The Pantagraph, http://www.pantagraph.com
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