Iowa DNR
Iowa DNR Fish Kill Database

Fish Kill Event - Spirit Lake

Crandall's Beach area

Event ID
996
Date of Kill
6/16/2020
Waterbody Type
Lake
Cause Origin
Unknown
Cause
Unknown - Natural Suspected
Mode
N/A
Magnitude
2 (101 - 1000 fish killed)
County
Dickinson
ESD Field Office
FO 3
Fisheries Office
Spirit Lake Hatchery
LongDD
-95.12123
LatDD
43.49610
Created Date
6/19/2020 12:25:16 PM
Last Update
6/19/2020 12:36:52 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

Dead fish were reported in the area of Crandall's Beach. A variety of fish species and sizes were observed from the State beach to the Foot Bridge. One count was performed along 675 feet of Crandall's Beach: 166 yellow perch, 14 walleyes, 1 smallmouth bass, 1 largemouth bass, 3 shortnose gar, 4 northern pike, 1 common carp, 3 bullheads, 1 black crappie, 2 muskellunge, and one bluegill were counted. The cause of the fish kill is undetermined. Most of the dead fish looked to be a few days old. The site was checked 3 days later and no new fish were observed. Fish kill could be from rapid increases in water temperature or a pocket of low oxygen. No reports of spills or substances in the water.