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Mon. 3:18pm: Mill Creek fish died from lack of oxygen

July 22, 2013
Tribune Chronicle |

YOUNGSTOWN - Hundreds of fish found dead at Mill Creek Park died from lack of oxygen and stratification of the water, the park reported today.

Linda Kostka, development and marketing director for Mill Creek Metroparks, said the results from testing of the water in the park's Lily Pond confirmed what they already suspected.

"They died from a lack of oxygen," she said, adding that Saturday morning storms coupled with high temperatures likely contributed to what's called "summerkill."

The water testing was conducted Monday by Youngstown State University.

Read the complete story in Tuesday's Tribune Chronicle and



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