Officials: Multiple Causes Of Lake Barkley Dead Fish

Gas bubble disease, spawn stress and hot temperatures appear to be the cause of thousands of dead fish found floating in Lake Barkley last week, according to state officials.

Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection spokesman Lannie Brannock tells the News Edge the information he received from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Kentucky Division of Water’s Paducah Division indicates that Asian Carp fish died Tuesday in Lake Barkley.

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He indicates thousands more dead fish were found in the Little River area Thursday and Friday.

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In addition, he notes the Department of Environmental Protection has a water intake facility in this area and water quality testing has not shown any changes.

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The News Edge received information Thursday that more than 1,000 dead fish were found around 7am approximately 400 yards from the Moon River Marina, and hundreds of the same type fish were found at Lake Barkley Dam. 

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