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Heat blamed for fish kill in Henrico County lake

Thursday - 7/17/2014, 8:10am  ET

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A Virginia Department of Environmental Quality spokesman says heat caused a fish kill in a lake in Henrico County.

Residents discovered hundreds of dead fish in Wyndham Lake on Wednesday.

DEQ spokesman Bill Hayden tells WRIC-TV ( ) that hot weather can cause water to evaporate. A decline in the water's level affects the amount of oxygen available for fish in the water.

Hayden says such fish kills aren't uncommon in the summer.


Information from: WRIC-TV,

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