South Lake Holly Potential Massive Fish Kill Archived

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8195834

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Northeast

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8203098, 8199353, 8197775

Description

Several years ago, during a summer with consistent hot days (like now!), the water temperature in Lake holly reached a point that insufficient oxygen in the water led to a massive fish kill in South Lake Holly. With the repetitive hot days after the fish kill, the smell from all the dead fish floating in the lake was overwhelming! It appears we are approaching a repeat of that situation. After that heat-induced fish kill, the City of VB paid to have deep channels dredged in both north and south Lake Holly to provide a place for the fish in the lake to go to cool off. That was over 15 years ago and we believe those channels have probably mostly filled in. In addition the City of VB added a fountain visible from Pacific Avenue and the wooden walkway to provide added oxygen to the water. Unfortunately that fountain is currently off to the manufacturer being overhauled. During the past week we have observed several dead fish floating in South Lake Holly and strongly believe this is a harbinger of things to come (Note: the Virginian Pilot showed the Ocean Temp to be 80 degrees today! Lake Holly HAS TO BE HOTTER!) Is there some way to expedite the repair of the fountain before another massive fish kill?


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