Iowa DNR
Iowa DNR Fish Kill Database

Fish Kill Event - Spencer Creek

Pleasant Valley/Bettendorf

Event ID
990
Date of Kill
7/6/2018
Waterbody Type
River/Stream
Cause Origin
Unknown
Cause
Unknown
Mode
N/A
Magnitude
4 (5001 - 10,000 fish killed)
Estimated Fish Killed
7,241
Kill Length
9.31 miles
Valuation
$4,000.60
Investigation Expenses
$1,205.74
County
Scott
ESD Field Office
FO 6
Fisheries Office
Lake Darling State Park
LongDD
-90.41913
LatDD
41.57108
Created Date
3/17/2020 9:42:25 AM
Last Update
3/17/2020 9:42:53 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

The kill stretched for 9.31 miles from nearly the headwaters of the creek to the Mississippi River. The majority of fish killed were minnow species. A fair number ofsmallmouthbass were encountered near the mouth of the stream. The grand total for the investigation is $5,206.34. Unfortunately, a responsible party has not been identified. There is a livestock confinement located in the vicinity of the origin of the kill. Environmental Services staff mentioned that an inspection will be done in the near future in order to determine if that facility was involved in any way.

FISH KILLED

Species

Size of Fish

Number Killed


Minnow

1-6”

6,330


Sucker/Redhorse

1-14”

490


Stoneroller

1-6”

251


Smallmouth bass

10-14”

154


Bluegill

2”

15


Rock bass

6”

1