Iowa DNR
Iowa DNR Fish Kill Database

Fish Kill Event - Buck Creek

5 miles NE of Readlyn, T91N R11W Section 3.

Event ID
997
Date of Kill
7/23/2020
Waterbody Type
River/Stream
Cause Origin
Unknown
Cause
Unknown - Anthropogenic Suspected
Mode
N/A
Magnitude
2 (101 - 1000 fish killed)
Estimated Fish Killed
605
Kill Length
0.17 miles
Valuation
$149.57
Investigation Expenses
$363.26
County
Bremer
ESD Field Office
FO 1
Fisheries Office
Manchester Trout Hatchery
LongDD
-92.13131
LatDD
42.72449
Created Date
7/31/2020 11:39:44 AM
Last Update
7/31/2020 11:39:44 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

Property owner noticed "bad smell" on morning of July 24. After a conversation with the landowner regarding ownership in the area and what heobserved regarding the kill event (it was an old event and dead fish condition was very poor), we determinedthat we would complete a census of dead fish on his property and would not extend our search in downstreamor upstream locations of adjoining property. Fish carcass condition in the kill areas was very poor given themany days since the kill had occurred and species identification was not possible for most specimens. We wereable to positively identify the following species or families of dead fish: common shiner, centrarchidae,cyprinidae, hornyhead chub, ictaluridae, and white sucker. We also observed live cyprinids, live crayfish, andlive freshwater mussels in the kill area. The water was clear to slightly turbid and the stream did not appear tohave been in a higher stage during recent days. Fish carcasses were mostly floating on the surface with some onthe stream bottom and mud bars or sand bars. Fish had been dead for extended period at the time ofassessment (at least 4 days).