Lack of oxygen behind fish death at Dhanas lake

CHANDIGARH: Around 200 fish died in a lake in Dhanas in the past few days due to lack of oxygen, revealed the laboratory report of the water samples collected from the lake.

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Chandigarh, August 21

Around 200 fish died in a lake in Dhanas in the past few days due to lack of oxygen, revealed the laboratory report of the water samples collected from the lake.

The Department of the Forest, which maintains the lake, had sent the water samples to the Chandigarh Pollution Control Committee (CPCC) after the incident was reported. It has also sent the samples of the dead fish to Panjab University to check the cause of the death.

An official of the CPCC said the report revealed that lack of oxygen in water was one of the reasons for the death of the fish. He said after heavy rain a lot of mud and silt had entered the lake, reducing the oxygen level.

The employees of the Forest Department have removed majority of the dead fish in the past two days and also warned people against eating the dead fish.

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