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Biologists Investigate Cause Of Hoover Reservoir Fish Kill

A large number of dead carp in Hoover Reservoir has sparked an investigation by the Ohio Division of Wildlife.

Ohio Division of Wildlife biologists are collecting live carp to try and figure out what killed fish in Hoover Reservoir.

A number of anglers have reported seeing dead carp floating in the water and along the shore in the area.

Scientists have collected around 60 live carp to test.

"A lot of the fish we saw had red scales and spots on them that would indicate that they're suffering from something as well. So hopefully, those fish will kind of give us an answer as to what's going on," said Nick Radabaugh, an Ohio Division of Wildlife Fisheries Biologist.

Radabaugh said it is not uncommon for carp to die this time of year and that it happens every now and then.

The test results will not be back for more than a month, but there's no indication that there's any risk to humans.

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