(Lewiston, MN) — The investigation into a Rush Creek fish kill is continuing. State pollutions inspectors are talking to landowners in the surrounding area to determine whether toxic runoff cause the massive die-off of brown trout last month near Lewiston. The incident was the area’s third major fish kill in recent years. Investigators say finding an exact cause is difficult because pollution flows quickly downstream. More than 25-hundred fish were found dead July 25th, and investigators believe the die-off was most likely caused by contaminated runoff after heavy rains.
Investigation Into Rush Creek Fish Kill Continues
By Ashley Hanley|2022-08-15T05:09:15-05:00August 15th, 2022|
About the Author: Ashley Hanley
Ashley (Goettl) Hanley is a North Mankato native and Mankato West graduate who made the switch from TV journalism to radio. After five years at KEYC News 12, Ashley is thrilled to be working for KTOE News. Ashley and her husband John, and son John, enjoy spending time in the community. You can also find Ashley coaching and playing softball and supporting her brother on the MSU football team and her sister with Scarlet athletics. Even though she went to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Ashley kept her Minnesota roots and is a big Twins and Vikings fan!