TDWP: Lack of Oxygen Causes “Fish Kill” at Grover Nelson Park


ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – Hundreds of dead fish are washing up dead at Grover Nelson Park.

The Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife Fisheries division says that fish kills like this are unfortunate, but fairly common in this region. 

A lack of oxygen is what caused the fish kill at Grover Nelson Park, according to TDPW. The Department’s website says, “The most common cause of fish kills in Texas is low dissolved oxygen. If there isn’t enough oxygen in the water, fish can’t ‘breathe.’ Low dissolved oxygen can be the result of human activities, but in many cases it’s a natural occurrence.”

Only one pond at the park is affected by the kill. The TDPW believes the kill happened either overnight on Sunday or early Monday morning.

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