Pollution could be a cause of the dead fish at the pond, located at 10th street and Ennis, Public Works Director Mike Gililand told the Herald.
The low elevation of the pond, Gililand said, has made it a natural run-off location for the surrounding area. This may have allowed toxins, such as pestcides and fertilizers, to come into the pond from the light rains earlier this week.
The rain was not heavy enough to dilute the pollutants Gililand said, according to the Daily Herald.
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