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Fish Kill In Clinton Lake

Fri, 17 Jan 2014 13:58:28 CST
By: AP

Wildlife officials say changes in water temperature are to blame for a central Illinois fish kill. More than 5,300 dead fish were found this week in Clinton Lake. The dead fish included walleye, bass, crappie and channel catfish. Tim Schweizer is a spokesman for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. He says abrupt changes in water temperature ``are not uncommon at a power plant lake.'' The DeWitt County lake is near one of Exelon's nuclear power plants.

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