DNR Investigating Fish Kill at Backbone

The DNR is investigating a fish kill at Backbone State Park.

On Saturday, trout anglers reported seeing dead fish in Richmond Springs and Fenchel Creek.

Staff from DNR parks, environmental services and fisheries investigated over the weekend, but have not identified a pollutant source. They found dead trout and non-game fish, but also saw numerous live fish in several sections of the streams.

The DNR says heavy rains on Friday night may have washed contaminants into the streams. They’ll continue looking for the cause.