Low oxygen creates fish kill in Lake Peachtree


Officials have determined that the cause of a fish kill in Lake Peachtree early this morning was natural, due to low dissolved oxygen levels.

According to a statement from the city, the Department of Natural Resources reviewed the area and agreed that the low oxygen levels were to blame.

The phenomenon was noted early in the morning near the Battery Way boat dock as residents sprang into action: moving the remaining live fish to other nearby water so they could live.

City employees have removed most of the dead fish from the water and around the lake, and they will be on-site Saturday and Sunday to continue the cleanup.

Public Works Director Mark Caspar cautioned residents to avoid picking up the dead fish and to not take them home and consume them.

The lake will be the site of a large activity this weekend due to the annual Dragon Boat and International Festival sponsored by the Rotary Club of Peachtree City.