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Major Fish Die-Off Hits Sparks Marina

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SPARKS, Nev. (AP) -- Nevada wildlife officials say they're dealing with a major fish die-off at a popular lake in a Sparks park.
 
Nevada Department of Wildlife fisheries biologist Chris Crookshanks says it appears thousands of trout, bass and catfish have died at Sparks Marina Park. He says his agency began receiving reports of struggling fish at the 77-acre lake on Tuesday and more fish began washing up on shore Saturday night.

Crookshanks says preliminary water testing shows low levels of oxygen near the cove and beach at the north end of Sparks Marina Lake where the die-off is concentrated.
 
According to the city of Sparks website, the lake is continuously recharged with fresh filtered water from an underground aquifer.
 
Wildlife officials say an investigation will continue on Monday.

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