Fish kill detected in Dallas

Fish kill detected in Dallas

On Thursday, September 6 at about 3 p.m., City staff discovered a fish kill during a routine inspection at the Upper Chain of Wetlands adjacent to the Trinity River, west of Interstate-45 and Overton Street. The incident is currently isolated to a pond within the wetland; deceased fish have not been observed in the Trinity River itself.

Initial water quality results conducted by City staff are within acceptable ranges. The City has reported the incident to Texas Park and Wildlife and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).

The City of Dallas will continue to monitor the area, including water quality testing, throughout the weekend.

The public is advised to cease all fishing activities in this area until further notice. The public is encouraged to report any new observations of dead fish to 3-1-1 so that staff can respond.

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