Iowa DNR
Iowa DNR Fish Kill Database

Fish Kill Event - Ballard Creek

Story County.

Event ID
533
Date of Kill
8/24/2002
Waterbody Type
River/Stream
Cause Origin
Unknown
Cause
Unknown - Anthropogenic Suspected
Mode
N/A
Magnitude
1 (1 - 100 fish killed)
Estimated Fish Killed
97
Kill Length
0.02 miles
Valuation
$52.89
Investigation Expenses
$93.90
County
Story
ESD Field Office
FO 5
Fisheries Office
Boone Research Station
LongDD
-93.62988
LatDD
41.91003
Created Date
9/16/2002 12:00:00 AM
Last Update
3/13/2019 12:39:46 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

Off intersection of 355th [Believe this to be a typo, think they meant 535th Ave] Ave and 310th St, Section 15 of Palestine Twsp. The kill was localized as far as could be determined along an approx. 40 meter stretch. No dead fish were observed downstream from this vicinity. Live minnows, apparently under some stress as observed by their surfacing actions, were swimming in a deeper pool just upstream of the location of the dead fish. Cause believed due to manure.