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Dissolved oxygen killed fish in Millcreek Park pond



Published: Mon, July 22, 2013 @ 11:57 a.m.

Dissolved oxygen killed fish in Millcreek Park pond

YOUNGSTOWN

Early indications are that dissolved oxygen is what killed hundreds of fish in the Lily Pond at Mill Creek MetroParks.

The problem is caused by a combination of successive days of high heat and the shallow pond, park officials said. The Lily Pond is about five-feet deep.

Park maintenance employees are fishing the dead out of the pond using nets and carting them away in buckets.

Koi, carp, catfish, bluegill and bass are among the fish in the pond.

For more on this story, see Tuesday’s Vindicator or vindy.com


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1walter_sobchak(1910 comments)posted 1 year, 2 months ago

If I remember my cheistry and biology correctly, it would be the lack of sufficient dissolved oxygen. A shallow, stagnant pond, during hot periods, permits excessive microscopic life to grow, consuming the oxygen, killing large quantitied of fish. The pond needs dredged and aerated.

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2Metz10987(145 comments)posted 1 year, 2 months ago

BS. If that is true why does this not happen every summer after a rainstorm and heatwave. The park thinks we are stupid and believe anything they or a expert says. If anything the park is at fault wit the recent project they did but I bet you $100 it is something else.

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