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Iowa officials investigating Delaware County fish kill

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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is investigating the cause of a fish kill in northeastern Iowa.

The department says in a news release Tuesday that someone fishing in Buck Creek near Ryan reported the fish kill over the weekend.

Upon investigation Monday, staff found both dead and live fish in the stream. The kill affected mostly minnows, shiners and chubs, but also suckers, rock bass and sunfish. The department estimates there could be thousands of dead fish.

The fish kill is spread over about 8 miles of stream.

No source of the kill has yet been identified, but it appears the fish died around the middle of last week.
 

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