Concerned Citizen

Bloomingdale, IL

#1 Mar 6, 2011
Hundreds of dead fish are in the pond that feeds from Goose Lake Pond into the Waterbury Apartments pond--about a mile west of Lake Park HS on Bryn Mawr Road. What's going on?
Taxpayer

Peoria, AZ

#2 Mar 7, 2011
Concerned Citizen wrote:
Hundreds of dead fish are in the pond that feeds from Goose Lake Pond into the Waterbury Apartments pond--about a mile west of Lake Park HS on Bryn Mawr Road. What's going on?
sounds quite fishy :-)
Jim

United States

#3 Mar 7, 2011
This is caused by the severe cold and water freezing where some fish species can not survive the depths needed to be at.
This has happened in many lakes and ponds. Typically, bluegills, crappie and smaller pan fish.
Taxpayer

Peoria, AZ

#4 Mar 7, 2011
Jim wrote:
This is caused by the severe cold and water freezing where some fish species can not survive the depths needed to be at.
This has happened in many lakes and ponds. Typically, bluegills, crappie and smaller pan fish.
Good reply, makes sense
Taxpayer

Schaumburg, IL

#5 Mar 10, 2011
Bullcrap? Tired of not hearing the truth from government.They know what is going on .
Concerned Citizen

Bloomingdale, IL

#6 Mar 13, 2011
This is the response I got from the Mayor/Public Works:

EXPLANATION FROM PARK DISTRICT



Dead and dying fish are an ugly sight. Truth is, most species of fish are relatively short-lived and have a high rate of mortality. Even large fish, too large to be eaten by predators such as bass and pike, experience a death rate of approximately 50% per year. Fortunately, the deaths are usually spread-out over the year and are rarely observed or become a problem except when concentrated as a fish kill. Only a fraction of the dead fish are ever observed because many decompose on the bottom or are eaten by scavengers such as turtles and crayfish.



Most of the time, fish kills are due to natural causes over which we have no control, such as weather. Only occasionally is death directly related to pollution or improper use of herbicides or other chemicals. Natural fish kills are of three basic seasonal types: winterkill, which occurs in late winter but may not be seen until early spring; spring kill, which is occurs in late May to early June; and summer kill, which occurs on the hottest days of mid summer.



Winter Kill



Winterkill is the most common type of fish kill. When severe, it has devastating effects on fish populations and fishing quality. Winterkill occurs during especially long, harsh winters, such as occurred in northern Michigan during the winter of 1995-96. Shallow lakes with excess amounts of aquatic vegetation and mucky bottoms are prone to this problem. Fish actually die in late winter, but may not be noticed until a month after the ice leaves the lake because the dead fish are temporarily preserved by the cold water. Winterkill begins with distressed fish gasping for air at holes in the ice and ends with large numbers of dead fish which bloat as the water warms in early spring. Dead fish may appear fuzzy because of secondary infection by fungus, but the fungus was not the cause of death.



Actually, the fish suffocated from lack of dissolved oxygen. February is usually a critical period and is the best time to check the oxygen content of lakes prone to winterkill. A good midwinter thaw about then often recharges the lake ' s oxygen supply by means of photosynthesis and melt water. Conversely, a prolonged winter, with continuous snow cover and late ice-out, increases the chance of winterkill.

Common Sense

United States

#7 Mar 13, 2011
Government is doing something!! They are killing all of our food supply little by little. Just watch and notice how things are happening back to back and all you hear is the same damn explanation just like the Oil Spill!!! ; / keep the prayers going this whole world needs it. Read the bible-Revelations.
meme

Newark, IL

#8 May 1, 2011
"Owner of aquatic fish"...fish do not just die for no reason, especially so many. Obviously, something was in the water - fish are not stupid, they know when to go deeper in water and lower their respiration for Winter or colder months. They all have brains.
John

Elk Grove Village, IL

#9 May 3, 2011
They died from living in Illinois and the high taxation from the left.

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