Iowa DNR
Iowa DNR Fish Kill Database

Fish Kill Event - Deer Creek

north central Polk County

Event ID
975
Date of Kill
7/25/2019
Waterbody Type
River/Stream
Cause Origin
Anthropogenic
Cause
Pesticides/Herbicides
Mode
Aerial Spraying
Magnitude
3 (1001 - 5000 fish killed)
Estimated Fish Killed
3,942
Kill Length
1.60 miles
Valuation
$609.58
Investigation Expenses
$548.09
County
Polk
ESD Field Office
FO 5
Fisheries Office
Boone Research Station
LongDD
-93.53973
LatDD
41.75715
Created Date
8/5/2019 9:03:29 AM
Last Update
8/5/2019 9:08:54 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

Environmental Service’s Division staff speculate that fungicide and/or insecticide from aerial crop spraying.

The fish kill occurred on Deer Creek, in northcentral Polk County. The killed reach covered 1.6 stream miles, from 15T 455131 4622954 to 15T 454082 4621787