Fri, 18 Jan 2013 08:14 UTC
Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) and Department of Natural Resources (DNR) visited the area Tuesday and took water samples. Wednesday DNR officials gave an explanation as to what is killing the fish.
"It's an occurrence called hypoxia," Said Sergeant Steve Pop. "That is dissolved oxygen levels in the water that drop to a level that is not sustainable for the fish."
It is a natural event and nothing man-made that is killing the fish, added Pop.
"We've got some deep holes off of north inlet that holds these fish," Said Pop. "This time of year the fish congregate in these holes which is depleting the oxygen source."
Pop said the DNR is hopeful some favorable winds combined with high tides tonight and tomorrow will help wash the fish away from the shore.
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