Dead Fish Found in Kentucky Lake

People who live in the Silver Lake neighborhood in Frankfort have been dealing with the sight and stench the last two days.

Several residents in the area can't believe that all the fish are dead. Hundreds lined the banks of the lake in the Silverlake subdivision by sunrise.

Kerry Prather, a biologist with Kentucky Fish and Wildlife, took a reading of the oxygen level in the water.

Prather tells 27 NEWSFIRST a lack of oxygen is what caused the fish to die. Prather says is is not uncommon for this to happen and is the result of our recent drought.

Wildlife experts say the hot, dry weather reduced the water level at Silver Lake and increased the water temperature. When yesterday's cloud cover moved in, the oxygen evaporated in the water creating the fish kill.

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