Iowa DNR
Iowa DNR Fish Kill Database

Fish Kill Event - Unnamed Tributary to Burr Oak Creek

At Rolling Hills Golf Course, Hull

Event ID
983
Date of Kill
9/17/2019
Waterbody Type
River/Stream
Cause Origin
Unknown
Cause
Unknown
Mode
N/A
Magnitude
2 (101 - 1000 fish killed)
Estimated Fish Killed
201
Kill Length
0.80 miles
County
Sioux
ESD Field Office
FO 3
Fisheries Office
Spirit Lake Hatchery
LongDD
-96.14112
LatDD
43.20644
Created Date
9/19/2019 2:22:37 PM
Last Update
9/19/2019 2:37:00 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

The kill began just south (upstream) of the Rolling Hills golf course with dead fish numbers dwindling to the north of the golf course (between 300th St and 290th St). A single dead fish was observed over 200 yards at 290th St. We performed a count on a 375 yard segment of stream (275 yards upstream and 100 yards downstream of 300th St.

ESD was not able to find a source or responsible party and so no expansions were done. The dead fish were reported to ESD on 9-18-19. Golf course employees reported the stream was discolored on 9-17-19. The state of decay matches this timeline.

In 375 yards we counted:

  • 160 minnows and creek chubs
  • 27 white suckers
  • 2 madtoms
  • 5 green sunfish
  • 7 darters