Illinois officials dumped 2,200 gallons of poison into the Sanitary and Shipping canal Wednesday night in an attempt to kill the destructive Asian Carp. The rotenone poison succeeded in killing fish, however, only one was a carp.
Two local ponds have been plagued by scores of dead fish in recent days -- leaving residents and wildlife officials speculating as to what happened.
"They were all over, in the lake and along the shores there," he said. "I've never seen anything like it."
Officials suspect recent cold rains may have stirred up oxygen-poor water in the Garfield Park lagoon, killing scores of fish that had been recently stocked. So far, there's been no explanation for the similar incident in Bloomingdale.