Milky tint, dead fish found in Jones Falls

BALTIMORE - Around 200 dead fish have been found in the Jones Falls, in which state environmental officials are also investigating the cause of a milky tint in the water.

The fish kill has been spotted near President Street and stretching down to the Inner Harbor. State environmental officials say preliminary testing revealed there was no oxygen present but couldn't say why, although too many nutrients in the water is one possible cause. Excess nutrients are usually caused by algae or sewage runoff.

Maryland Department of Environment spokesman Jay Apperson said they responded about noon for reports of a fish kill. Once there, he said, investigators found the Inner Harbor with a milky tint to it and dead fish popping up. They are continuing to investigate, he said.

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