Fish Kills in Salt Fork and Red River
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Posted on Saturday Dec 28, 2013 at 6:52 PM  
Did DEQ ever issue final reports on ongoing fish kills to the department - I have called DEQ a couple of times but just got a run around - looks to me like a year is plenty of time to research the water quality and to offer possible solutions/preventative measures - 
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Posted on Saturday Dec 28, 2013 at 7:34 PM  
Tony,

did you see this report?

http://www.oclwa.org/pdf/2013Presentations/3_BFurneaux.pdf
Posted on Saturday Dec 28, 2013 at 8:54 PM  
no but I have now - mycotoxin, thats interesting - and that is wheat country around there, same with salt fork tributaries too --

wonder if a rain got winter wheat in the fields and farmers plowed it under, a big rain some rot and whammo instant fish kill --
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Posted on Saturday Dec 28, 2013 at 9:20 PM  
DEQ and ODWC  just might want to read this study published in 2007

http://www.aomai-bio.com/uploadfile/Ad/20130131111081908190.pdf

Looks to me like DEQ found the smoke, but not the gun --


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Posted on Monday Dec 30, 2013 at 12:20 AM  
Was there a fish kill on the Red River in 2013?

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Posted on Monday Dec 30, 2013 at 10:46 AM  
Sorry to jump in late guys...just got back from a vacation.

Good sources and links included here.  Thanks for sharing those.  Steve as far as I know we did not have a reported fish kill in 2013 on the Red or tributaries.  Based on DEQ reports and all the info provided, I tend to lean toward the mycotoxin source over the other possible sources explored.  But even that would take some further ground truthing to be able to prove 100% (soil samples in the watershed, etc.).  And then how would you go about preventing such an event under those flow/environmental conditions in the future? 

I am just kind of thinking out loud, but this is a very complicated issue and it is very hard to place "blame" or responsibility on anyone in my opinion.  It does not appear to be a clear case of intentional disregard or careless neglect which led directly to a fish kill like we often find in industry-related cases (point source pollution, chemical spills, unlawful dumping into waters, etc.).
Posted on Monday Dec 30, 2013 at 12:34 PM  
Thanks, hope you had a good vacation.



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