What’s that smell?

DNR investigating dozens of dead fish in Pigeon Creek

DNR investigating dozens of dead fish in Pigeon Creek

EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - There’s a foul smell in the Lamasco Park area of Evansville, and it’s coming from Pigeon Creek.

The dozens of dead fish are under the Greenway Trail in Pigeon Creek near Lamasco Park. The smell is horrible.
The dozens of dead fish are under the Greenway Trail in Pigeon Creek near Lamasco Park. The smell is horrible.

A viewer sent us video of dozens of dead fish floating in the water.

DNR investigating dozens of dead fish in Pigeon Creek

Officials with the Department of Natural Resources tell us they are investigating and are contacting biologists to see what the problem is and what can be done.

The Department of Natural Resources is investigating a fish kill in Pigeon Creek in Evansville.
The Department of Natural Resources is investigating a fish kill in Pigeon Creek in Evansville.

“It really all is preliminary. We don’t know yet. We just got here. We are investigating a fish kill. We will work with other agencies to determine a cause but as of right now we do not know," Josue Flores, Indiana Conservation Officer said.

The investigation is on going and we will make sure to let you know updates as we get them.

Dead fish in Pigeon Creek near Lamasco Park in Evansville
Dead fish in Pigeon Creek near Lamasco Park in Evansville

Another unrelated fish kill happened Thursday in Warrick County in Little Pigeon Creek near the Yankee Town Public Access. Conservation Officer Lt. Duane Englert said this case was a natural die-off of Asian Carp and that the two fish kill incidents are not connected.

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