More fish may die as MS flood waters recede - - Jackson, MS

More fish may die as MS flood waters recede

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WARREN COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Wildlife and environmental officials anticipate seeing more fish kills as floodwaters from the Mississippi River continue to recede.

Director of Fisheries programs for the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks Rod Garavelli says hundreds of fish found north of Vicksburg on Long Lake is just the start.

Debris redistributed along the Mississippi River and its tributaries by the flood will decay in lakes and streams, causing a lack of oxygen killing more fish. He says the dead fish will likely be seen along roadways as the water draws back.

Garavelli also says another fishkill was reported in a small lake in Bolivar county.

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