HAVANA, Ark. (KTHV) - The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission says a combination of heat, too many fish, and low oxygen levels killed thousands of fish in west central Arkansas.
Approximately 3,000 fish were found dead in a pool below the Blue Mountain Lake dam. Officials says the combination of high water temperatures, numerous fish in the pool and low dissolved oxygen levels in the water contributed to the kill.
The most numerous fish killed were gizzard shad, sunfish, freshwater drum and minnows. Crappie were the most numerous sportfish killed.
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