white river fish kill/alge bloom

Discussion in 'INDIANA RIVERS TALK' started by liplifter, Jul 29, 2009.

  1. liplifter

    liplifter New Member

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    apparently this week there was a fish kill on the river from about 96th st. down where it starts to get slow.my buddy and I floated down the wknd of the 12th from noblesville to 116th st. and right behind conner prairie it started to a thick brown foam on the surface.My buddy was freaking ,he thought it was sewage but it didn't smell ata all.The nxt evening on the news they said it was a single cell alge blopm. it must have built up where the river gets wide and slow from brpadripple up about 5-6 miles and depleated the oxygen,and fish started dying.I'm gonna go down to the dam tomarrow and check the strainers to see what died.This river never gets a break.:angry:
     
  2. kuigy

    kuigy New Member

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  3. liplifter

    liplifter New Member

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    on the 5:00 news they said thre was on channel 6,and showed pics........
     
  4. liplifter

    liplifter New Member

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    That article was from july 13th the day after I floated in hamilton county this happened a week later in Marion cty.
     
  5. liplifter

    liplifter New Member

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    Indy star this morning in the metro section shows pics of dead fish.mostly around rocky ripple
     
  6. treddinwater

    treddinwater Active Member

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    Thanks for the heads up Jon. They're unsure if its naturally happening or human activities have something to do with it. If it is a human issue...it needs to be addressed.
     
  7. kuigy

    kuigy New Member

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  8. jmanion8

    jmanion8 New Member

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    Hate to see that :sad2::angry:
     
  9. buckeater

    buckeater Member

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    a buddy of mine fished the friday night tourney last week and they launched out of riverside park in indy. he said that there were more dead suckers than you could shake a stick at. he said he didnt see any cats.
     
  10. drpepper

    drpepper New Member

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    If you use cut bait, there ya go.... if they were right on the lack of oxygen hypothosis and they were fresh. Personally I can't imagine an alge bloom bringing oxygen levels down to fatal levels in a flowing river....sounds like a half-assed guess to me.
     
  11. river scum

    river scum New Member

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    sorry to hear about your river guys. i hope its not too bad.
     
  12. drpepper

    drpepper New Member

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    I've noticed the alge but, I ain't seen any dead fish around here.
    I swear, up in Indianapolis, if it ain't dead people in the river there- it's fish....:confused2:
     
  13. RisenDevil

    RisenDevil New Member

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    I'm in agreement with ya there. The water levels on the white river have been good all summer so far, the flow has been very steady. It's awfuly hard to accept oxygen depletion as the cause in a good fresh water flow such as the white river.
     
  14. RisenDevil

    RisenDevil New Member

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    LOL my niece lives up there in indy and found a dead homeless guy out in the woods behind her house towards the end of winter.