Hundreds more drum found dead in river, Arkansas News, January 31 2011:
Nearly 500 fish were found dead in the Arkansas River near Ozark late week...
The latest find occurred Friday in the river near Ozark Lock and Dam, said Chris Racey, assistant chief of fisheries with the commission.
More than 83,000 dead or dying fish were found in the same area on Dec. 29.
In both cases the majority of the fish discovered were freshwater drum.
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Ark. fish deaths still a mystery after tests, Associated Press, January 26, 2011:
The mystery of what killed tens of thousands of fish that washed up along the Arkansas River late last year can't be solved, state wildlife officials announced Wednesday...
The tests ruled out bacteria, viruses, heavy metals, pesticides and chemicals used to kill birds as causes of death.
The fish kill stretched about 17 miles downstream from the Ozark-Jetta Taylor Lock and Dam, and included about 83,000 freshwater drum and 1,000 other fish, including yellow bass, white bass, bluegill and sauger.
"Fish kills are not that uncommon," said Game and Fish Commission district fisheries supervisor Bob Limbird. "But kills of this magnitude in Arkansas are rare." ...