Iowa DNR
Iowa DNR Fish Kill Database

Fish Kill Event - Lotts Creek

Lotts Creek and East Fork Des Moines River

Event ID
500
Date of Kill
12/14/2001
Waterbody Type
River/Stream
Cause Origin
Anthropogenic
Cause
Ammonia/Fertilizer
Mode
Spill
Magnitude
10 (1,000,000 or more fish killed)
Estimated Fish Killed
1,295,205
Kill Length
49.00 miles
Valuation
$147,713.32
County
Kossuth
ESD Field Office
FO 2
Fisheries Office
Clear Lake Station
LongDD
-94.38192
LatDD
43.10129
Created Date
1/3/2002 12:00:00 AM
Last Update
2/19/2019 1:22:13 PM
For more information about this fish kill event, contact the Field Office or Fisheries Office listed above.
Impacted Assessment Segments
Lat/Long uses WGS84 datum
Onsite Comments

Break in ammonia pipeline. Kill traveled 31 miles starting in S 27 of Lotts Creek Twnsp, Kossuth Co., to the confluence with E Fork DSM River in S 8 of Humboldt Twnsp, Humboldt Co. Kill then traveled 18.5 miles from Lotts Creek confluence with E Fork DSM river to the Dakota City Park in S 6, Beaver Twnsp, Humboldt Co.

Feb 2019 review- updated impacted segments and set origin point at proper location.