Iowa DNR
Iowa DNR Fish Kill Database

Fish Kill Event - McLoud Run

Near McLoud Run Trail bridge

Event ID
951
Date of Kill
3/21/2018
Waterbody Type
River/Stream
Cause Origin
Natural
Cause
Environmental
Mode
N/A
Magnitude
2 (101 - 1000 fish killed)
Kill Length
not enumerated
County
Linn
ESD Field Office
FO 1
Fisheries Office
Lake Macbride Station
LongDD
-91.66492
LatDD
42.00727
Created Date
3/13/2019 10:40:24 AM
Last Update
3/13/2019 10:40:24 AM
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

Reported on IADNR social media by a citizen. Took photo of hundreds of dead fish caught on a brush snag in McLoud Run.

Fisheries response:

These are all gizzard shad and they came from the Cedar River. It is very common to see gizzard shad die offs after the ice goes out. We are on the northern edge of the gizzard shad and they are very sensitive to low oxygen conditions. This is only a fraction of the total population of gizzard shad and will not affect the fishery in any way. Catfish take advantage of this annual die off and gorge themselves this time of year. We have seen dead gizzard shad in Cedar Lake, Mohawk Park, Robins Lake and Prairie Park this spring.