Thousands of dead fish found in a lake in Illinois, USA
Residents on Lake Iroquois near Loda wake up to find dead fish floating in their lake Sunday morning.
Environmental agencies say it was caused by a lack of oxygen from the lake turning over.
This means the colder water at the bottom, which has less oxygen, rose to the top causing the fish to suffocate.
Neighbors are still working to clean up the mess.
“Just looking around it seems endless,” said neighbor Nick Rodriquez.
Not one, but thousands of dead fish floated to the top of the Lake overnight.
“We were kind of not knowing what to expect, so when we walked out there and just seeing how they were all laying out…it was unbelievable,” Rodriquez said.
Rodriguez and dozens of other neighbors have been taking turns using nets to pick up the dead fish.
“We had a dump trailer and the red dump truck. We filled that up about four different times and we are on our third hole now that we have dug to bury the fish,” he said.
The Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Natural Resources came out to the lake to do testing.
Courtesy of foxillinois.com