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UPDATE: DNR Investigating Fish Found Dead in Tygart Lake

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The Division of Natural Resources said it continues to investigate after approximately 130 white bass fish that were found dead in the Tygart Lake Thursday.

The DNR said the fish were affected by a disease that it does not think has affected any other species.

DNR will collect some fish at the lake next week for testing but said that all water chemistry looks normal.

"We can't do anything about it. It's very complicated to test diseases in fish. We have to catch sick fish or those who are still alive. We cannot evaluate a dead fish," said a DNR official.

The public shouldn't be concerned, according to the DNR.


Original Story

The Division of Natural Resources is investigating a reported fish kill at Tygart Lake.

DNR staff was at Tygart Lake Thursday after receiving reports of about 100 dead white bass in the lake. The DNR has also received reports from anglers indicating that they've seen about 10 small and large mouth bass that were either dead or appeared to be unhealthy.

DNR fish biologists are evaluating the situation with Department of Environmental Protection staff. Crews are trying to determine if the fish kill is concentrated in one specific area.

Biologists are monitoring and collecting fish to perform a health analysis that will determine whether the fish have been exposed to a specific pathogen, bacteria or an environmental issue, said Bret Preston, assistant chief of Wildlife Resources.

The cause of the fish kill has not been determined at this time.