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Fish Deaths at Duckwood Pond Could Be from Pond Turnover- a Result of Hailstorm


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One of many photos Heather Hester shared on this newspaper's Facebook page of dead fish she discovered at the Duckwood Active Use area pond in the Fountain Creek Regional Park.

After Heather Hester shared photos of what she believed were at least 100 dead fish at the Duckwood Active Use area pond on this paper's facebook page, we reached out to County Commissioner Longinos Gonzalez, since the pond is in a county park.

He explained that a preliminary assessment from Colorado Parks and Wildlife stated a biologist was able to visit the pond Monday to assess the fish kill at the site. He estimated the number of dead fish to be at about 500, including eight different species of fish. After sampling dissolved oxygen, conductivity, temperature and pH in the pond and fi...

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