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Biologists Document Widespread Fish Kills


October 8, 2018

Fisheries biologists with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission continue to document widespread fish kills in eastern North Carolina in the wake of Hurricane Florence. The fish kills are the result of significant declines in dissolved oxygen. As of today, the rivers experiencing low dissolved oxygen levels and reported fish kills are:

•Cape Fear River from Tar Heel to Southport

•Sutton Lake near Wilmington

•Northeast Cape Fear River from Kenansville to Wilmington

•Black River from Garland to the Cape Fear River

•South River from Garland to the Black River

•Lumber River from Lu...

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