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    Default Dead fish on Ottawa River near Rockland

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottaw...iver-1.5205456

    Saw quite a few pictures on Twitter last night. Very concerning to say the least.

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    That area of the river sees an annual die off..they primarily come down from upstream. With all the flooding this spring and how wild and extremely dirty the water was , it's not surprising there was a large kill off.
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    I saw on the news this morning that there may be more to it than just the usual spring die-off.....still under investigation...

    At this point, it's believed that the fish died in the Du Lievre River in western Quebec and then flowed downstream into the Ottawa River. Lack of oxygen is believed to be a key factor in the deaths.

    "There's a wide variety of factors that could be causing that, because there's such a wide variety of species," said Patrick Nadeau, the executive director of watershed protection group Ottawa Riverkeeper.

    Nadeau speculated that the lack of oxygen could have been caused by some sort of spill or leak into the river. Test results that could shed light on the mystery are expected to be available within days.

    A spokesperson for Quebec's environment ministry told CTV News Ottawa that it was not aware of any spills in the river within its jurisdiction.
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    update:

    There is alarming new information tonight about what may have killed hundreds of fish along the Ottawa and Lievre rivers.

    Officials are looking at whether a toxic chemical spill may be to blame.

    Quebec environmental teams found "acute intoxication" was responsible for the die-off that affected several different species.

    It was not an infectious disease; the fish were exposed to something toxic in their environment.

    The ministry was out on the water again yesterday and found no more dead fish.

    They say the water is again safe for fishing.
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    Thanks for the update.

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    There has been no more news on this. I wonder what the outcome was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by greatwhite View Post
    There has been no more news on this. I wonder what the outcome was.
    It's been on and in the news since the 10th...some delays waiting for the tox results. No news if Que is investigated the source of the toxin.
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    https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/0721-fish

    Still no results but more dead fish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sevennine View Post
    https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/0721-fish

    Still no results but more dead fish.
    Sounds like they still haven't identified the toxin. Once that is known they can do a better investigation of who along the river could have dumped it.
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