Michigan DNR Investigating Fish Kill On Kent Lake

LANSING (AP) – The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is investigating a fish kill of 300 to 500 common carp in Livingston County’s Kent Lake.

The DNR said Friday the fish kill began around June 14 in the lake and portions of the Huron River upstream of the impoundment.

The supervisor of the DNR Fisheries Division Lake Erie Management Unit says there’s no reason for anglers not to fish in the lake, or for boaters not to use it.

Fish kills at this time of year usually are associated with weather-related conditions, although pollution, improper use of chemicals or disease also can be factors.

The DNR expects to get laboratory results in two to four weeks. Anglers are reminded not to move live fish to reduce the chance of transferring any diseases.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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