Dead Fish Turn Up At Milford Lake

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GEARY COUNTY, Kan. (WIBW) -- The Army Corps of Engineers at Milford Lake confirms that they've received several reports of dead carp turning up in different areas like boat ramps and beach areas, mostly in the northern part of the lake.

The Corps of Engineers has worked with biologists from the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks and they believe that the fish were caught in shallow pools in the Republican River in between rainfalls, causing them to die from stress and oxygen deprivation.

When another rainfall came and the river started to flow, the fish were pushed into the lake.

One viewer reported seeing 70-75 dead fish along the shoreline and more out in the lake while boating.

Officials say there are no safety issues.